Daniel and his brother Dawit returned home at the end of May after a 6 month stay here in the States - Dr Steve Stanziale performed surgery in December 2010 that saved Daniel's right arm. After a good recovery, Helping Hands Board President Jeff Gelfand, contacted Dr Sarah Jamison who obtained a referral to Mike Corcoran. Mike is a certified Prosthetist who agreed to fit Daniel ( pro bono ) with a prosthesis for his left arm. Daniel's left arm was amputated, below the elbow, after unsuccessful surgery in Ethiopia.
As part of his treatment here in the States, Daniel had a vigorous physical therapy schedule at the AAMC. Anna Wisherd and other therapists helped Daniel enormously and were responsible in large part for the overall success of his treatment. It is also fitting to acknowledge all of the volunteers, family members and Board Members who transported Daniel from Beltsville Maryland to Annapolis for his medical appointments. You all did a great job of supporting a young man in need. Well done to all of you.
Dick Skinner - Helping Hands Board Member