The Leg’s Go team consists of a group of friends giving their time and skills for Luc Huberty’s project: Leg’s Go. This project is about enabling amputees of lower limb(s) to (re)discover the joy of running. The aim is not to “create” high performance athletes but to enable parents, friends, neighbours, … to run again with their relatives, to take part in sports events with the sole purpose to overcome their handicap. And much more than the sportive aspect, Legs’s Go, through its action, enables amputees to rebuild themselves more easily, to have a better image of themselves, …
These challenges were the incentives for the paratriathlete Luc Huberty to launch his solidarity project: Let’s go. Unfortunately a running prosthesis is extremely expensive (from 8.000 Euros to more than 15.000 depending on the kind of amputation!) and are not covered by the social security.
Luc Huberty’s world fell apart, 13 years ago, when his car crashed. His right leg had to be amputated. He then thought about everything he would no more be able to do as running.
He took up the challenge and decided to buy a running blade. But this dream cannot come true for everybody. As a matter of fact, his running blade costs around 18.000 Euros and no help exists in Belgium : “I had to search by myself for a coach. There were no structures in Belgium. I had to go abroad for more information.”
With the Leg’s Go project, Luc Huberty wants to offer prosthesis to an amputee of a lower limb. But also the coaching because the use of a running blade is completely different from a prosthesis to walk.
“When I started running, I was on a country road , it was raining, and I was running a 3.5 km/h. I remember having been overtaken by 2 women of 60 years who asked me if everything was all right because I was moving slowly and with difficulties”.