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Eight-year-old becomes one of the youngest in the UK to receive bionic arm


Kim Allen, the mother of eight-year-old Tallulah, who was born with one hand, speaks about her daughter becoming one of the youngest people in the UK to receive a “life-changing” prosthetic arm. Tallulah Allen, from Bridgend in Wales, had begged her parents to homeschool her after becoming self-conscious about her limb difference. The family visited the Open Bionics headquarters in Bristol to see how the Hero Arm is made, with Tallulah even able to pick the colour for her new arm — opting for a vivid pink. She met other Hero Arm users, Liz Wright and Daniel Melville, who gave her advice about the prosthetic, and taught her how to use it to play Jenga.

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