Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Chloe Holmes' 'bionic' fingers
BBC reports: [edited]
A schoolgirl from Swindon has become the youngest person in Europe to be fitted with bionic fingers. Chloe Holmes, 15, lost her her fingers as a toddler when she suffered from septicaemia after contracting chickenpox.
She wore a prosthetic hand until her family paid £38,000 for the hi-tech hand. Her father Pete Holmes said: "We'd go out as a family and people would stare for the wrong reasons - they stare now in amazement."