The Red Line Charitable Foundation helped James from England acquire a bionic prosthetic arm. Open Bionics device will give him an opportunity to change his life.
James from England was born with no left forearm just around four inches below elbow bone. Now at the age of 27 years old, he lives in Harlow, Essex and works full time in sports retail for a football club. James has a partner Stevie and two daughters, Sydney who has just turned five years old and little Elsie who is two.
“Since I was in my teenage years I’ve always been fascinated with bionic limbs and always dreamed of how life-changing this could be to someone like me. Obviously back then the cost was a massive stumbling block”, says James.
He has conducted research related to the company manufacturers figured out the possible sources of funding, but the task was not so easy. The Red Line found out the story of James and helped. Today his dream has come true and he is learning to live with new abilities.
“I do honestly believe that everyone who has my disability young or old should be able to acquire a new body part! Because that’s what this is, it’s the closest thing to having a real arm for the first time in my life – tells James. – Just thinking about it gets me emotional and how my life can be changed forever. To walk with pride in a t-shirt with an arm that can actually function as a real hand, to hold both my daughters’ hands when we go out, to cook, to ride a bike with a straight back, to stand tall and say I can now do anything anyone else can. It would make someone like me feel complete for the first time. Hero arm would change me and my family’s life forever”.