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Old 10-31-2011, 04:02 PM
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Hi there!!

I remember meeting your daughter and husband clearly. I think that you are wise in respecting your daughter's wisheshere, and agree that new scientific innovation may impact on your daughter's tragic disability in the future.

That having been said, it is unlikely that muscle reinnervation or "bionic" implants will restore function in her arm and hand. What is more likely is prosthetic innovation-- these are increasingly light weight, cosmetically appealing, and functional.

I do have 1 suggestion-- Visit the website "Empowering Amputees" at this link:

It may be possible for you all to talk with other patients who have struggled with similar decisions. I hope this helps.

Know this---I am available at any time to further assist you. Feel free to email me at this link:

Happy Holidays ahead!!

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