BLANCHESTER, Ohio (FOX19) - A community rallied together in a matter of two weeks to help a Blanchester High School graduate achieve her next goal.
Hayley Wilson, a soon-to-be nursing student, was born without a left hand.
After seeing a Facebook video, her boyfriend, Hunter Bare says he saw an idea that could change Hayley’s life.
“Laying around at night, I was on Facebook and I saw this video about a girl who didn’t have either one of her hands and I clicked on it and watched it and it told me about the Hero Arm,” Bare said.
The Hero Arm is a powered bionic limb controlled by the muscles in the body, and as it turned out, Wilson was a good candidate for this technology.
“And they said I was a great candidate because my muscles are so strong,” Wilson said. “It’ll go just right on my arm. Once I flex these muscles it’ll open and close and move the fingers.”
Residents from her hometown of Blanchester started a GoFundMe to help Wilson get this life-changing technology.
In just two weeks, they raised the $18,000 needed for a Hero Arm.
Wilson will be fitted for her Hero Arm in early August.