Posted June 17, 2014
Torri Biddle, who was born without part of her right arm, always dreamed of having a bionic hand to help her perform everyday tasks. Recently, three organizations made her dream come true in a big way.
After Biddle’s friends started a Twitter campaign in late 2013 to help her get a prosthetic hand, Hanger Clinic teamed up with The Buried Life project and the nonprofit organization Invisible Children to give Biddle the hand she needed-free of charge.
Hanger Clinic National Upper-Limb Specialist Craig Jackman, CPO, provided the prosthetic clinical care; Hanger Clinic Rehabilitation Services Manager Joyce Tyler, OTR/L, CHT, provided occupational therapy; and Amputee Empowerment Partners National Coordinator Carrie Davis provided peer support.
According to Biddle, the new hand has made a huge difference in her life-and not just a physical difference. “Having this hand hasn’t just allowed me to do more,” said Biddle. “It has also helped me gain confidence.”
To watch a brief video of Biddle’s heartwarming story, visit http://youtu.be/QV0bdzQRBD8. If the video, which has already been viewed more than 300,000 times, gets one million views, Hanger Clinic has agreed to donate another arm to a deserving teenager.
Other Organizations that Help Amputees Acquire Prosthetic Devices
- Amputee Blade Runners
- Barr Foundation
- Bowman Limb Bank Foundation
- Challenged Athletes Foundation
- The Inner Wheel U.S.A. Foundation
- Jordan Thomas Foundation
- Limbs for Life Foundation
- Limbs For U
- Lions Club International
- Mending Limbs Organization
- Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion
- Physicians for Peace Walking Free Program
- P.L.A.Y. Foundation
- Rotary International
- Shriners Hospitals for Children
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- War Amps (Canada)
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