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Merlyna Valentine

Quadruple Amputee - Bilateral Below the Elbow

Merlyna Valentine survived the unthinkable: a near-fatal infection that led to the amputation of both hands and both feet. Today, her morning routine includes putting on four prosthetic limbs and getting to work at Merlyna Valentine Consulting, where she offers motivational speaking, leadership development and consulting services for education professionals. An inspiration to all she meets, Merlyna is truly amazing!
  • Primary prostheses – bilateral passive silicone prosthesis sculpted and painted to represent natural looking hands
  • Secondary prostheses –bilateral myoelectric prostheses incorporating Sensor Hand Speed hand systems with direct laminated wrist units
My life has new purpose. I get to be a model to others to keep pushing forward - making sure that every moment of every day counts. I now believe anything is possible, no matter what you’ve been through.