Dis-Armed

It’s been 10 years since I’ve been arm-less. I know what you’re thinking – wasn’t I born without my right arm? Yes, you’re right. And, I’m definitely not 10-years-old. So, what happened? I started wearing prosthetics at the age of 18-months-old. At five, I was among the youngest recipients to wear the myoelectric prosthetic arm. I actually went to physical therapy to learn how to work the muscles in my right short arm with the intention of opening and closing the electric hand through impulses that ran from my muscles to my brain. Growing up, I always had two...

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