India’s first such transplant gives 19-year-old her hands back

Nineteen-year-old Shreya Siddanagowda lost both her hands in an accident last year. With India’s first upper-arm double-hand transplant, however, the chemical engineering student now has reason to smile.
Shreya is the only daughter of Suma Nuggihalli and Fakirgowda Siddnagowder, a senior manager at Tata Motors, Pune. In September 2016, while returning by road from Pune to her college near Mangalore, the bus she was travelling in overturned, crushing her hands. She was rushed to a hospital, where both her arms had to be amputated at the elbows. In her words,

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