Karen

Age: 51
Residence: Escalon, CA
Prosthetic Donation: Ergo Arm & Bebionic Hand
Donation Partners: Hanger Clinic, Modesto, CA & Ottobock

In June of 2013, Karen was in a car accident that resulted in two broken legs, a broken neck and two severely damaged arms.¬† For 5 years Karen had 50% use of one hand due to muscle damage and the other amputated above the elbow.¬† As a result, she was forced to leave her job as a social worker and enroll in CA funded health insurance who denied coverage for the type of arm/hand Karen required.¬† We are so thrilled to help Karen regain some independence.¬† Her short term goals include making her bed, combing her hair and pulling up her jeans.¬† Long term, she’d like to help HAF educate insurance providers about the flaws in their coverage for prostheses.¬† We’re so happy for Karen and can’t wait to see what she’ll do with her new Ergo/Bebionic!