Monika More, who lost her arms in train accident, can write again


New Delhi: Four months after Monika More lost both arms in a train accident, the teenager held a pen for the first time and painstakingly wrote her name.

Her family, elated at this feat, believes this is her first step towards leading a normal life.

She became the first amputees in the country to get two pairs of prosthetic limbs to use depending on what she wants to put her hands to.

Monika, all of 16, slipped under a local train in Ghatkopar station, thanks to a gap on the platform, on January 11 and lost both her arms.

Since then, life has been a series of wins and losses, extreme highs and even deeper lows.

A German-based artificial limb and fitting company called Ottobock has gifted Monika two sets of prosthetic arms — one functional and the other cosmetic — for a warrantee period of five years.

Two gloves matching Monika’s skin tone are now being prepared. These will be used to cover the prostheses, and give it a more natural appearance.


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