Amputee gets golf lesson after 13 months after hand transplant
Posted: Aug 24, 2012 9:50 PM EDT | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 8:18 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An Indiana amputee that underwent a hand transparent had a chance to live out his dreams.
Donnie Rickelman lost his hand 14 years ago in a factory accident.
Over the years he had tried using prosthetics. He later heard about a hand transparent.
After two years of tests, doctors performed the surgery.
And now, 13 months later Rickelman was able to get his first golf lesson.
"I can make a full fist, straighten, wrist is full, full forearm, not much I can't do," Rickelman said.
In addition to the golf lesson, Nike also gave Rickelman a new set of clubs.