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Human Designs Helps Local Woman Receive a Life Changing Gift - Watch us on Telemundo!


"Combing my daughters' hair has been the hardest. It was always important to me to be able to comb their hair," said Angela Quinones.  Angela lost her left arm in a car accident when she was just six years old.  For over thirty years, Angela has worked hard as a house keeper, a dedicated and loving wife, and mother of two daughters.  She says that although not having a left arm is difficult and limits her, she is still thankful for being able to walk and utilize her right arm, as there are those who can't. Her positive outlook has gotten her through life.

However, recent questions from her nine-year old daughter about why people stare at them in the stores and how come Angela didn't have two arms like other people surfaced, and Angela can only do so much to provide the answers.  News of her daughter being bullied brought back painful feelings and fear of how her limitation will continue to affect her daughters' lives. Like any good mother, Angela wants to protect her daughters.  "She gets frustrated when they stare and ask me on the street. She wants to know why," said the Garden Grove mother.

BGCGG's very own ARCHES Case Manager, Chela Marin, heard about Angela's story from the Buena Clinton Family Resource Center and immediately began digging for resources to help Angela's family.  Through dedication and creative collaboration Chela from BGCGG was able to connect Angela to Ron Merritt at Human Designs, who would then fit Angela with a custom-made prosthetic. Enders teacher, Jami Goldman, who, according to Chela is "energetic, lovely, talented and athletic woman" and is also a double amputee, acted as the channel in bringing Angela to Human Design.

For Angela, receiving a mechanical left prosthetic arm is more than she could have dreamed and hoped for her family.   "I don't have the words. It hasn't sunk in yet," said Angela," It's been thirty years. It's going to change my life."

The ARCHES Program is a dedicated family support program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove and connects families to resources and services in the community to ensure the needs of the whole child are met.  For more information, contact Amie Lynch, ARCHES Program Manager at 714-532-7943.

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