Japanese Woman With A Prosthetic Arm Proves She Can Do More Than A Person Without Disability

This Japanese woman with a prosthetic arm can do more than what you think she can!

Let’s be honest, we tend to look down on persons with a disability because we think they’re incapable of doing things. However, what we usually overlooked and insensitive is their heart to live a normal life. This is something we robbed of them.

Meet Manami Ito, born physically normal until when she was involved in a road incident when she was only 17 in the winter of 2004. The incident cost her arm to be amputated. That is a difficult time for her but it didn’t dampen her spirit.

Four years after the terrible incident, she is proudly a Paralympian. Manami came in 4th in the 100m Breaststroke at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and in 2012 London Paralympics, she was placed in top 8.

She once dreams of becoming a nurse and indeed, she became the first nurse in Japan to have a prosthetic arm. Not just that, she’s also a proud mother of a baby girl. According to Manami, it was a challenged for her but she remained positive and strong in caring for her baby.

“There is no real hand but I can walk with my daughter because I have a feeling that I still have a hand in my hand. And one arm left.”

She used her foot to change her child’s diaper. With the support from the love of her life, Manami Ito is taking leaps to protect her little happy family

What made her more impressive and inspiring is the fact that she is also able to play the violin with her prosthetic arm. Amazing right? She only proves that disability should not hinder someone from achieving her dreams and living a normal life with such a disability is possible, even more.

As what Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray said, “to see situations with a silver lining” and “if I can teach people to be grateful, we can have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster.”

This Japanese woman with a prosthetic arm can do more than what you think she can!

Watch Manami Ito is playing Thread by Miyuki Nakajima at the Takarazuka City General Welfare Center in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan below:

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