It's great to see another youngster reaping the benefit of today's technology in the ever advancing field of prostheses.
Certainly the younger generation seem so able to take on board their disability, and adapt to it, perhaps a benefit when it happens at such a young age. Alan Gifford is now using his first prosthetic hand to do things other children are doing every day, and has even managed to ride a bike for the first time.
Whilst there are of course prosthetics available for the older generation, it can be more difficult for someone older to adapt to using a prosthesis, and learn new skills and how to adapt to a new way of living.
A SCHOOLBOY who lost both his hands is now able to write, play the flute, ride a bike and eat with a knife and fork for the first time after being fitted with a bionic hand. For the last seven years, Alan Gifford, from Loughor, has lived without hands.