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March 18, 2010 in Washington Voices
Photosa by KATHY PLONKA photo

Claudia Voican listened to an explanation about her new prosthetic arm at Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics in Spokane on March 1. She was being fitted for a prosthetic arm before she returns home to Romania. Voican was born with a blow-elbow congenital limb deficiency and has been living with only a left arm, until recently. Dr. James Said, an area doctor, met Voican at an orphanage and sponsored her trip to the United States to receive the prosthetic arm.

Voican ties her shoes with the use of her new prosthetic arm at Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics.