Kids’ Fundraiser Helps Shark Attack Survivor Raise Money For Prosthetic Arm
It’s been one week since the surgery to prepare Tiffany Johnson for a new arm, after a shark attacked as she snorkeled in the Bahamas with her husband.
Doctors Bryan Loeffler and Glenn Gaston of OrthoCarolina invented a new surgery that rearranges nerves so a patient can control a robotic arm.
“Last year we were the first two that had a patient be able to move individual fingers on a prosthesis in the world,” according to Dr. Gaston.
Johnson says strangers donated more than $5700 to help her pay for her prosthetic at a lemonade fundraiser her children thought up.
“It’s a proud mama moment when they want to jump and help,” says Johnson “and to see the servants heart they have.”