The Rudd native lost her arm at the age of 2 when she caught it in a wringer washing machine. The arm was amputated above the elbow.For years, she managed with an arm with a hook, but at the age of 31, she decided she was through with it."I got tired of it hanging there," she said. "It wasn't working. It looked bad. My son was scared of it."
Chinander's goal is to get the new arm to work as well as her other arm. Right now, it takes serious concentration to use it."I'm going through the second part of my life learning to do everything two-handed," she joked.…..Krystal could not hold back the tears as she described what it is like for them."Getting that first two-armed hug from your mom that you see all the other kids getting is really wonderful," she said.