How many times have I told you to keep your hands inside the car? I can still hear that one in my head.
No doubt 19-year-old Evan Reynolds wished he had his hand inside the car instead of resting on the window ledge that night in 2006.
He and his friend had been out for the day and were on the way home. Evan was in the passenger seat when they passed a wooden post and just that quick—his hand is gone.
Fast forward to 2008
… and the invention of the i-Limb. It’s a bionic hand that is controlled by myoelectrics-muscle signals-from the remaining part of the limb. Evan’s brother, Richard sees it on TV and starts making phone calls. Evan is now the second person in Britain to be fitted with the i-Limb.
“I put it on and within minutes I was using it as well as I can today,” Evan said.
“People always ask how it changed my life, but there’s no specific thing. It’s the hundreds of everyday things you take for granted, which I can do again, like peeling a potato, catching a ball, holding a bottle of water.”
Talk about your second chances and lady luck – here’s raisin’ that bottle of water to ya Evan!
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full
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