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Amputee Gets Bionic Arm

When a 37-year-old father of one was fitted with his bionic arm 18 months after losing his hand, he says it was like a dream come true.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – When a 37-year-old father of one was fitted with his bionic arm 18 months after losing his hand, he says it was like a dream come true.

Jared Higgs sat down with him and tells us the man wants to be an inspiration to people with and without disabilities.



Thirty-seven-year-old Stephen Cox was quick to accept his fate after his hand was crushed in a cement mixing machine back on Halloween 2019.

Doctors tried to save Cox’s hand, but the damage was too severe. After a few surgeries, his right hand was eventually fully amputated.

Despite his condition, Cox was determined to live his best life. Prior to having surgery, the father of one snuck his phone into the hospital and started researching solutions. He knew he didn’t want a wooden arm, or a hook, setting his sights on something more advanced.

With the help of doctors and the National Insurance Board, Cox was on his way to the US to meet with specialists. He documented his journey on his TikTok page.

Eventually, he was fitted with a Black Panther-themed bionic arm. A sticker, or tattoo, on the prosthetic reads “UGLY” – which Cox says is short for “U Gotta Love Yourself”.

Cox dubbed himself “bionic man” and called the rehab before he got his prosthetic “X-Men training”. He demonstrates how to use his bionic arm too – flexing his muscles in different ways to bring about different movements. It’s a relief for his body too.

The neurological messages still being sent to his hand, despite it being gone, now have something the latch on to. He also gives a firm handshake, but promises he won’t crush your hand.

Cox works as a brand ambassador for a juice brand and wants to start an advocacy group for persons with limb differences.

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