Kath’s life changed in the lead up to Christmas in 2019 when she caught a fever she couldn’t shake. That night Kath suffered 7-11 cardiac arrests and sepsis spread throughout her body. Her family were by her bed-side and told she wasn’t going to survive. 18-months on and Kath is just coming out of her recovery following a quadruple amputation to save her life. She has been able to go back to teaching with two Hero Arms.
10-year-old Zak was born without his left hand. Zak lives in Michigan in the US, with his parents and older sister Mia, and is a huge fan of science fiction movies such as Star Wars and the Avengers. At the end of April 2019, Zak was fitted with a Hero Arm at his local Hanger Clinic in Livonia, and he also received super cool Iron Man covers, just in time for the premiere of Avengers: Endgame.
31-year old Sadie was born without her left hand. From hooks with pulley systems to heavy bionics, as a child, Sadie’s prosthetics were so unaesthetic and cumbersome that she abandoned them completely. However, two decades later, she was so impressed with the Hero Arm that she successfully raised the funds to get her own. This is her journey.
43-year-old Darren ‘Daz’ Fuller is the first military veteran in the world to receive a Hero Arm. Daz, who lives in Colchester, U.K. with his wife and his 4-year-old daughter Sky, enlisted into the Parachute Regiment in 1994 and served for 20 years. In 2008, whilst serving in Helmand Province, he was injured in an incident with mortar ammunition and lost his lower right arm. Daz received funding for his Hero Arm through the NHS Veterans’ Prosthetics Panel, and hopes to be the “first of many”.