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Pure Joy as Nine-Year Old Amputee Runs With Prosthetic Blades

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Occupational TherapyYou would think a child with four limbs amputated could only dream about running, but for nine-year-old Moshe Sasonkin, that dream became reality. Moshe's battle with meningitis when he was a baby left him as a quadrilateral amputee. Prosthetics in Motion fitted Moshe with artificial legs at age six, and then he could walk.

But Moshe wouldn't settle for walking. He wanted to run! PIM updated his prosthetics for a faster model in June 2018.

Moshe's custom-made running blades allowed him to run through the corridors of the Manhattan Prosthetics in Motion headquarters. Emily Grey, one of the PIM members who helped with Moshe's artificial legs, noted that he was hesitant when he first saw the new prosthetics. However, after the team showed him how they worked and how he could trust them, he took off running. He raced everyone down the hallway. Moshe's jubilant smile warmed the hearts of his family and the staff of Prosthetics in Motion.

Prosthetics in Motion has helped many more people besides Moshe. They specialize in custom prosthetics, the Otto Bock X3 Microprocessor Knee, Otto Bock Genium Prosthetic Knee, The Michelangelo Hand, Bebionic Hand, C-leg, i-Limb, flex foot, and cosmetic silicone skins. These amazing prosthetic advancements help people return to an active lifestyle. The staff at PIM wants to provide patients with great fitting prosthetics, and they are dedicated to understanding each situation with care and compassion.


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