Finn’s new Valentine’s legs won’t be love at first sight

Tiny tot Finn Smith still manages a smile as he gets his new “legs” sized up yesterday.
Tiny tot Finn Smith still manages a smile as he gets his new “legs” sized up yesterday. CONTRIBUTED

LITTLE Finn Smith will be getting his new "legs" for Valentine's Day.

The 15-month-old toddler will travel to Royal Brisbane Children's Hospital for his first fitting of the prosthetics which should give him a new lease on life.

However, his mother Sarah doesn't expect Finn to be over the moon. The fitting process is likely to hurt and he has become used to moving around unaided.

Parts of Finn's limbs were amputated on Boxing Day as a result of the meningococcal he contracted on November 22. While Finn continues to recover, the community rallies behind the family.

The chips will be going down in a high-stakes poker game for Finn on Tuesday.

Marie and Bart Crowd, who own the APL and 888 Poker Leagues on the Sunshine Coast, have a four- year-old son and they have been moved by Finn's story.

They have organised a special poker event for Finn's charity, All in for Finn, to be held at the Maroochydore RSL.

Players will be asked to donate $5 and this will give them a double-up on their starting stack of chips.

The Crowds also have organised a monster raffle for the night.

A Manly Sea Eagles jersey with an estimated value of $1000 will be auctioned.

Mrs Crowd said anyone else wanting to be involved in the fundraiser could email her at

Topics:  courage doctors editors picks finn smith health medicine prosthetics

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Region faces wild wind

DESTROYED: Half of the roof of the Moranbah home was ripped off from the 104km/h wind.

Moranbah residents say weather is worse than the cyclone.

Heroic rescue saves life

CLOSE CALL: Leslie Cruthers and Buddha at the spot the playful pup fell into the Nogoa River.

Kayakers rush to save dog walker clinging to riverbank.

National super star at age 13

Competing in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year.

Dingo local takes on international motocross competition.

Local Partners