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Duluth frostbite victim will get robotic hand

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Alyssa Lommel, the University of Minnesota Duluth student who suffered frostbite after spending several hours outside in subzero temperatures, was on the search for an electric hand last week.

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Teri Lommel, Alyssa’s mother, announced on her CaringBridge site that Alyssa is in the process of getting a robotic hand.

Alyssa Lommel has returned home to St. Cloud after losing parts of her hands and feet.

Lommel, a sophomore, was found on the steps of a neighbor’s home in Duluth on Dec. 7 after a night of drinking.

“After doing some looking, Alyssa has decided to go with the Pro Digits product,” stated Teri Lommel.

“It’s a hand that can be programmed to perform, 14 different kinds of grips.”

With a single electronic hand costing in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Lommels have reportedly decided to try the right hand before purchasing both.

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