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Organizations Team Up to Surprise 18-Year-Old with State-of-the-Art Bionic Hand


Amputee Empowerment Partners National Coordinator Carrie Davis, The Buried Life’s Ben Nemtin, and Torri Biddle give the thumbs-up sign.

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.

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