Gaby's New Prosthetic Arm

$6,826 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 100 people in 22 months
On September 20th someone stole my prosthetic arm out of my car.  It was myoelectric and I as able to control it naturally with my own muscles, so it was basically a fully functioning arm.  As you can imagine, this has been incredibly upsetting for me and my family.  This makes an impact for me both at work and when it comes to raising my 5 children. 

I was born missing my arm, so I never experienced the phantom limb sensation described by amputees.  However, after having the myoelectric arm for the past year things have really changed for me. I truly feel like someone has stolen a part of me. I'm grieving the loss of my arm and all I as able to do with it.

I don't expect to be able to fund raise enough for another myoelectric arm, but I really do need the passive prosthesis. If you are able to help me in any way, I would deeply appreciate the support.

El Martes 20 de Septiembre me robaron mi protesis de mi carro. Era una protesis que tenia toda funcionabilidad como una mano de verdad. Como pueden imaginar el sentimiento de perdidad que estoy experimentando es muy fuerte. Esto a sido una experiencia traumatica para mi y mi familia. No espero recolectar todad la cantidad para una prothesis avanzada como la que you tenia. Solo quiero volver a comprar una protesis que me ayuden con las funciones diarias.
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I want to thank everyone for your generosity. As you might already know I will be receiving my new prosthesis in few weeks. I am super excited! that's all thanks to everyone in Kansas City who made it possible. Thank you!
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Advanced Arm Dynamics in Overland Park has offer to Donate their time and some of the components for the new prosthetic limb, but I will still be responsible for a portion of the prosthetic , perhaps you can keep helping me by sharing my campaign with friends.

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August 2015
August 2015
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This was uploaded the first day I received by prosthetic limb back in 2015.
September 2015
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$6,826 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 100 people in 22 months
Created September 21, 2016
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Deanna Wardlow
19 months ago

Best wishes Gaby!

James Ensz
20 months ago

You are in our prayers. We were moved by your plight at AIRR gathering last evening- Jim and Vicki Ensz

20 months ago
Kate Lynch
20 months ago

Wishing you the best!

21 months ago
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