When you lose a limb, the reactions from people around you can be varied and unpredictable. Many people simply don’t know what to say. Amputation is a trauma – not just for the individual, but also for their family and friends. Many close family members experience psychological trauma as a result, and may put their own lives on hold to prioritise the person they love.

In this episode, we speak to two relatives about their experiences of supporting a loved one through amputation. Marie Walton’s son, Lewis is 18 and lost his leg three years ago through cancer, while Althea Dove, younger sister of podcast host Ella Dove, saw Ella’s accident happen.

AmpLAfy was recorded and edited by No.8 Studio, Soho, London | no8london.com/