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Danie, Haiti

“I thought the new prosthetic arm was going to be useless, but when I put it on, it felt different from what I thought. I feel comfortable with it. My daughter can actually hold both of my hands now”

Danie lost her arm in the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010.  She was showering at home when the earthquake hit and had just enough time to get her young niece out of the house before the bricks of her home collapsed on her.  It took Danie hours to be rescued and when she was pulled from the rubble she discovered that her left arm had been crushed above the elbow by debris.  She had to wait three days to go to a local hospital, where her arm was then amputated. 

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In 2017, seven years after her amputation, she received a prosthetic arm through collaboration with LimbForge and the Victoria Hand Project.  Danie was overjoyed with the independence her new arm gave to her and couldn't believe how easy it was to use.  Thanks to her new hand, Danie is now able to clean her own clothes, cook, and take care of her daughter once again.

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