Saturday, February 8, 2014

prosthetic hand: milwaukee prt.18 (picking things up!!!!)

These were some of my favorite images from today. Shea spent some time with the new hand and although it was a bit too snug, she still was able to pick things up. She is a determined little girl, that's for sure! It made my year to see her pick something up with her new hand. It had to be one of the coolest feelings I've ever experienced. To see something that so many people have collaborated on come to life in the hands of a child and to see how it might have the potential to impact her life is magical. A big thanks goes out to anyone and everyone from e-NABLE who has had an impact on this very moment. You all are changing people's lives with your work whether you realize it or not. I am so grateful to Shea and her family for allowing us to work with them. We're all learning so much and I can't wait to try again and again to improve things for Shea and those that follow in her footsteps.


Kim Hepp said...

Frankie, Adreem and ALL involved THANK YOU for ALL you are doing to help my niece Shea. It means A LOT to see your passion to make this a reality for Shea. Thank you again for all you are doing.

Shea's Aunt

Frankie Flood said...

Thank you for your kind words, Kim. I can't tell you how gratifying it was to see Shea's expressions yesterday. It's an honor to be able to experience these moments with her and your family.

Have Blue said...

Holy cow, it's been what - only a month and a half since Pete first posted about Shea to the mailing list?!? I guess there's no stopping you once you get a project in mind!

This post will have me smiling all week - phenomenal work!

Vishal Rana said...

Great Work Frankie!!


Mark Rehorst said...

Great work! Congratulations!

Mark Rehorst said...

Great work! Congratulations! I doff my proverbial cap in your honor!

Adam said...

Nice! Well Done!

nathaniel said...

Wow. Just, wow.

Kerrianne Fensome said...

Hi Frankie, Fantastic work!!! It gives me a great sign of relief on some levels as I've been looking for THIS for the past 8 and a half years. My eldest daughter Kayleigh was born with a 'atypical cleft left hand'. She has her little finger and thumb, with half her palm. Her little finger is fused to the left and her thumb has no tendon in the top joint. But she is very flexible with her hand and does not have too many difficulties.

Kayleigh is 9 at the end of February, growing up so quick. One problem kayleigh does face are fine motor skills and things like holding a knife.

Please can yoi help, I am very interested if your fabulous design could possibly help Kayleigh

Thank you for your time.

Take care