Emily Fennell

In June 2006, Emily Fennell lost her right hand after it was crushed in a roll-over car accident. Because she was right-handed before the accident, afterward she had to learn how to use her left hand for all tasks, including tying her shoes, writing, dressing and even driving a car.

But she always missed doing the “little things” that get taken for granted, such as putting her hair in a ponytail or cutting up a steak while dining at a restaurant. She researched hand transplantation and became excited about the possibilities that a new hand could provide, including the potential to provide more fully for her daughter, become more independent and achieve greater success in her career.

On March 4, 2011, thanks to the generosity of the family of a deceased donor in San Diego, the 26-year-old from Yuba City underwent transplant surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

“It has been surreal to see that I have a hand again, and be able to wiggle my fingers,” said Fennell, a single mother. My 6-year-old daughter has never seen me with a hand. She looked at it, touched it and said it was ‘cool.’”

“I cannot thank my donor enough for this amazing gift,” Fennell said. “It’s helping me feel whole again, and I intend to use it to the fullest.

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