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Day: September 24, 2007

He Got His Grip Back

He Got His Grip Back

Sgt. Juan Arrendondo served in Iraq. In 2005, he lost his hand during an attack while on patrol. Things looked pretty grim at the time. In July, Arrendondo was fitted with a bionic hand called the I-LIMB. The I-LIMB is made of a special plastic then coated to look like human skin. It has 5 individual motors which control each finger. With his new flexible fingers, Arrendondo can do many things he thought he’d never do again. He can grip…

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Knitters Unite

Knitters Unite

At the San Francisco Community Center, Ann Rubin has been promoting good will througout the world–two knitting needles at a time. She started the program “Afghans for Afghans” which draws together knitters around the world who knit items for the people of Afghanistan. Rubin used the Internet to promote the project. She asked for volunteers to help knit items to send out. Little did she know she’d get responses from all over the world. The basement at the center is…

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