In A First, Kerala Girl Undergoes Double Limb Transplant

Shreya Siddanagowda - first to undergo double limb transplant

19-year-old Shreya Siddanagowda, hailing from Kerala, has got a new lease of life after undergoing one of the first double limb transplants. The operation took around 13 hours.

The girl is a chemical engineering student. She is currently undergoing physiotherapy as part of a rehabilitation programme. Both her arms got crushed in a bus accident in September 2016 when she was on her way to her college near Mangalore.

Four months later, Shreya began to use prosthetic limbs, but she was not happy with her condition. Her mother, however, offered a ray of hope by telling her about the transplant.

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The transplant

“When I was told by my mother that hand transplants were now being conducted in India, I got great strength and hope, and my disability began to look temporary.”

“I felt that one day, I will again be able to lead a near-normal life with a transplant. Hopefully, in the next couple of years, I will be able to lead a near normal and happy life.”

Shreya told Daily Mail: “I want to continue my studies and fulfil all my dreams that I had before the accident.”

Fortunately, the family of a 20-year-boy who died of a head injury in a motorbike crash donated his arms.

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Future plans

Shreya is envisioning a bright future for herself. She wants to continue her studies and work towards materializing all her dreams.

The advancement in science and technology is helping this young girl realise her dreams by eliminating all roadblocks. The courage the girl is exhibiting also deserves a lot of praise.

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Picture Credit: Daily Mail