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Patient Stories

Read all about our patients stories about how bebionic helped them.

Sean McHugh

Sean McHugh

It was over 14 years ago that Sean McHugh lost his right hand in a construction accident. A successful reattachment procedure initially gave Sean hope that life would return to normal, but the affected hand quickly became problematic, causing excessive pain and offering limited functionality.

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Stephen Lowry

Stephen Lowry

It was the end of a late night spent DJing at Cupid’s nightclub in Newry, Northern Ireland, back in 1985 when Stephen Lowry became the victim of a life-changing bomb attack. The explosive device, hidden amongst the folds of a coat, went off in Stephen’s hands, a moment he remembers vividly…

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Bionic hand is ‘life-changer’ for Hull amputee

Bionic hand is ‘life-changer’ for Hull amputee

On 16 June 1992, when he was just 13, Mike Swainger was struck by a train when playing with friends on some waste ground. Lying fully conscious by the trackside for 45 minutes, he was fully aware that the arm and leg that rested on the ballast a few feet away, were his own.

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Charles Soitabao Kango

Charles Soitabao Kango

After a day at work on January 7th, Charles Soitabao Kango caught his regular bus from Nairobi back to his village home 40 minutes away. This time the journey wasn’t completed, as Charles explains:

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Karl Chapin

Karl Chapin

San Antonio’s Karl Chapin, believes his extraordinary life has received a futuristic boost, after being fitted with the very latest multi-articulating, myo-electric, bebionic3 hand.

Karl, who lost his hand at the age of 18, as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War, in the A Shau Valley, has constantly sought new challenges. He has been a skydiving instructor, karate instructor, scuba diver, race car driver, volunteer kidney donor and prize-winning golfer. However, he has often been frustrated by the limiting technology available for his artificial arm.

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