Phoebe, how does it make you feel knowing 7million people have seen your TikTok video?
I was really surprised how well the video did! It makes me very happy knowing so many people have seen my Hero Arm in action with my lovely gold covers!
Firstly, just turning up to parties and stuff wearing it feels amazing. Especially when my outfit matches the arm. And of course, baking and cooking is a favorite thing to do!
Phoebe wears her Hero Arm every day. She loves to wear it at school and only takes it off during break time. She’s the first to reach for things from the shelves when shopping, she’s even practising playing violin with her Hero Arm! – Phoebe’s dad Daniel
You are very confident on TikTok, do you ever get anxious or nervous in real-life?
I used to get anxious almost all the time when meeting new people because I know they will ask questions about my limb difference and I struggled to give good answers. But with the Hero Arm, people usually just want to see it working and it amazes them which makes me feel confident and the worry goes away.
Download our latest brochure to find out about funding support available, the new Hero Arm Sidekick App coming in 2022 and latest technical specifications of the Hero Arm.
We saw your Hero Arm covers matched your shoes when you attended an award ceremony where you met Prince William, what was that like?
Meeting Prince William was very exciting and really overwhelming. I didn’t know what to say at first! Then he started asking me questions and before I knew it, we were talking.
Phoebe has always been a vibrant, confident girl, and I always worried her limb difference would hinder that. However, since having the Hero Arm, I’ve noticed her confidence has grown massively which I didn’t know was possible. On top of that, I’ve noticed she is able to talk a lot more freely about her limb difference when asked about it, which is always amazing to see. – Phoebe’s dad Daniel
The Hero Arm is a lightweight bionic arm that uses clever technology to read arm muscles and converts them into intuitive finger movements. Children love wearing the Hero Arm to do daily activities like riding a bike, cooking, carrying school equipment. If you have a child with a below-elbow limb difference who would like to try a Hero Arm, register your interest below.