Bolivian teen gets prosthetic arms with help of LI doctors, lawyer

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Doctors on Long Island and a lawyer have helped a teenager from Bolivia get arm prosthetics.

Aldair Mamani lost both of his arms in an accident with a high voltage power line in Bolivia when he was 5 years old.

Attorney Nancy Salazar says once she was in contact with Mamani - now a teenager – she reached out to Cohen's Children Hospital for help. From there, Salazar says she also reached out to Prothotic Laboratories for their assistance.

Prothotic Laboratories provided Mamani with the arm prosthetics that he needed.

Mamani has been going to Prothotic Laboratories in Farmingdale since mid-December to practice using his new arm prosthetics.

Dr. Charles Quigg says Mamani is now able to open and close his arms in various degrees extension and flexion.

Mamani leaves for Bolivia in mid-February and will continue to have check-ins with the doctor until then.

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