Saturday, August 13, 2011

How Low Can a Thief Go?

The Johnson City Press in Tennessee reports the loss of three prosthetic hands.

Dr. Daniel McConnell’s friends say he’s the unluckiest lucky person they’ve ever met. Now that three of his prosthetic hands have been stolen, the first-year medical resident and Afghanistan veteran has decided to accept his fate.

“I’ve survived stuff that I shouldn’t have,” he said. “But it would be nice to catch a break at this point.”

McConnell lost his right hand in April 2008 during his deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, and has since returned to the states and completed his studies at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine. Now working as a resident, he keeps several electronic terminal devices, or prosthetics, that help him complete precise tasks.

“Most people don’t need backups, but if I’m in a position where I’m seeing patients and it breaks, I’ve got to have other ones ready to go,” McConnell said....

A PERSONAL NOTE: To the lowlife who stole Dr. McConnell's bag, TURN YOURSELF IN, or at least return the prosthetic hands, which have been custom-fitted for its owner and are of no use to anyone else!

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