Volleyball player gets new arm

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A North Dakota volleyball player may soon up her game with a brand new arm. Mariah Jenkins lost her left arm above the elbow following a serious car accident in 2018.

She refused to quit playing volleyball and now competes with just one arm. Her life is changing again thanks to the efforts of three generous organizations in her area.

They collaborated to gift Jenkins with a new prosthetic arm and bionic hand. The motorized hand has 36 pre-programmed grips, controlled by an app. In the future, Jenkins is hoping to be fitted with another prosthetic designed specifically for volleyball.

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