Youssef received his first Victoria Hand when he was only 13 years old from our partners the Canadian Egyptian Hand Company in Cairo.
Since children and teenagers grow up rapidly, our partners will follow up with younger hand users to make sure their prosthetic arm still fits comfortably. If their limb socket becomes too small, our partners will book a follow-up appointment where they will 3D print a new limb socket which will fit their new limb size. If the hand is still in good working condition, it can be taken off the old limb socket and swapped onto the new one. Youssef received a new 3D printed socket when he turned 14, and then returned to the clinic again when he was 16 to receive a new socket as well as a newer, updated version of the Victoria Hand.
Sadly, in many of the areas that we work in, amputees may not be able to afford new limb sockets as they grow, and may have to wait long periods of time before receiving a donated limb socket that fits. Thanks to our amazing donors, we are able to provide these 3D-printed, custom-made limb sockets to Victoria Hand users when they need them.
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Since 2015, our success in helping amputees around the world has been made possible thanks to people just like you. With your generous contribution, no matter how great or small, we are able to truly make a difference. We are grateful for any help you can provide, and guarantee it will change lives for the better.