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Quadruple Amputee Receives New Bionic Hands for Christmas

Now thanks to some generous donors, she's getting a new lease on life.

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    A Kansas quadruple amputee has received new bionic hands thanks to generous donors, KSNW reports. (Published Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016)

    It has been a year and a half since a robbery and shooting left Julie Dombo of Derby, Kansas a quadruple amputee.

    Now thanks to some generous donors, she's getting a new lease on life, NBC affiliate KSNW reported.

    She met Mark Holden back in October when they both spoke at a Wichita Crime Commission Annual Award Dinner, where Dombo received the Citizen Hero of the Year Award.

    Flash forward to Monday and Holden and his wife, Louise, gave Dombo an early Christmas gift – a new set of hands.

    "I am shocked, they came out with the boxes and I'm like 'Why do you have those Touch Bionic boxes', and they said 'Merry Christmas, we bought your hands'," said Dombo.

    Dombo had been learning to use the prosthetic hands since May, but they were only being loaned to her.

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