A New Hand for Matthew

Formula 1 and Advanced Prosthetics Brought Together By A 14 Year Old Boy

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    We've spent a lot of time this week trying to put the press straight. The spin from the UK press is the worst - reporting that Mercedes paid the £35,000 for Matthew's iLimb hasn't helped our efforts.

    The US and German press were happy to report our efforts to raise £10,000 to fully fund Matthew's iLimb and this has been reflected in the donations we've seen coming in.

    Another thing that keeps cropping up in reports is that Matthew can now write, draw and tie his shoes. Matthew is right handed so has never had a problem writing or drawing. As for shoes we found a one-handed lace on the internet years ago and Matthew laces his shoes so that he can now tie then quicker with one hand than i can with two.

    The press is a double edge sword - without the PR we wouldn't have attracted the amazing support we've seen over the last 7 days but the spin can make you dizzy!

    Still about £3,000 to raise until we've funded the arm. I'm hoping that the marvelous Mercedes GP team can give the campaign a boost when they return from the mandatory F1 shutdown and I've signed up to run this : http://original.grimchallenge.co.uk/

    ta ta

    Rob

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