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Woman of Steel

Woman of Steel

In this eight-minute documentary, Ashley Young discusses how growing up missing part of her right arm affected her early life. Some children didn’t want to play with her, for example, and someone she had a crush on told her he’d date her—if she had another hand.

She also talks about the process of getting a new bionic arm, learning to use it, and how it helps her emotionally. Now, instead of people asking her what happened to her, she says that they speak excitedly about her “cool robot arm.”

“I 100 percent would consider myself a human cyborg,” she says.

To learn more about Young, who also has a passion to be a role model for kids with limb differences, watch the full award-winning video at bit.ly/2VXNkh5.

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