IT'S a Club no child would ever dream of joining, but after two years it has proved a life saver for its members.
Children who have suffered meningococcal disease decided the president of their 'Stump Club' should be the one with the most stumps.
Having lost five fingers and eight toes to the potentially deadly disease, 13 year - old Kimberley Sulli was a shoo - in. She contracted meningococcal disease when she was six, and each year brings new challenges as she grows older and taller.
Kimberley now needs surgery on her Right leg , which has stopped growing because of the disease.
The Stump Club was formed two years ago at an Australian day celebration, during which the Stephan Sanig Foundation, set up to fight meningococcal disease, was recognised for its community service.
Sue - Anne Sanig, who started the foundation after her son Stephan died from the disease, said: " I find Kimberley an absolute inspiration."
Last week's Kids for life charity ball raised more than $300,000 to help find a vaccine for the mengingococcal B strain.
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