Testimonials

James Sherrell: Bionic Hand Patient

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This video was shot and edited by the mother of one of our patients, James Sherrell. They showcase some of the intricacies involved in the customized bionic hand Chris Lake designed for James.

James’ job requires a device with a great deal of resiliency and sturdiness. Grip strength is essential, which you will notice in the video.

Amar Patel: Dental Student

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My Story

My story starts as a 24-year-old second year student in dental school in San Antonio. I had been up very late one night studying for exams, and the following day, I was driving to Dallas.

During the drive, my fatigue got the best of me, and I fell asleep at the wheel. I awoke to see my car swerving across the highway onto the opposing service road. I felt the tires grab the road and thought “Oh no!” as the car tilted. Everything went into slow motion. The windshield of my car shattered as the car flipped. I desperately stuck up my left arm to brace myself…

And then my arm was gone.

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Avraham Hertz: Patient Testimonial

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To whom it may concern | July 2012

I the undersigned, Avraham Hertz, am a 73 years old Israeli citizen and an Israeli defense forces disabled veteran. My most prominent disability is being a bilateral upper-limb amputee for over 54 years, due to which I have been using body-powered prostheses with hooks ever since my injury, enabling me to have a fully independent functioning of all daily activities; from dressing and writing to driving and travelling overseas, etc. Keep Reading…

Mark Kirby: Retired, Classic Car Enthusiast

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My Story

It was a beautiful fall day and my buddy and I were doing something we loved, dove hunting. What started as an idyllic day quickly turned into a nightmare. I had shot a bird and was focused on watching where it landed so I could retrieve it.

As I stood up my finger instinctively reached down to arm the safety on my 12 gauge shotgun. As I reached to click it, I was stepping forward and my back foot got tangled on the strap of my hunting stool. I felt myself falling forward and reached out with my left hand to steady myself.

And then I heard it, the ear shattering BOOM.

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Alex Radford: Law Student, Avid Fisherman

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Several years ago, I had an accident and lost both of my hands, requiring me to have them surgically amputated. One of my main goals in the recovery process was to regain the ability and freedom to enjoy my life’s passion of fishing.

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