All of my neighbors were talking about a kid who was on The Today Show yesterday morning… He lost his arm to an alligator this past summer and he’s been given the latest technology by Hanger Prosthetics. You should click here and watch.
This kid is awesome and clearly I need to get to know Hangar’s Troy Farnsworth who is the director of the company’s National Upper Extremity Program. I haven’t found his email yet, but I clearly need to see if he’d like to work with a younger, just as positive and active patient. I’m excited to see what we can do with Scheck and Siress in Chicago next month, but it can’t hurt to see if Hanger wants to play with Jordan. I think Casey Edwards is proof that working with younger prosthetic users can really help push technology forward! We worked with our local Hanger prosthetics when Jordan was much younger and we weren’t able to build anything that was helpful other than go to a lot of appointments and get her worked up and upset. It would be wonderful if Hanger was looking to improve its ability to work with children and really find successful solutions. Kids deserve successful tools just like adults!
Jordan has taken to her current prosthetic really well lately. It doesn’t work properly, but she wants to use it. I can’t wait to see her working with a tool that works with her instead of against her!