Briton Jeremy Peyton, 55, lost his right hand 17 years ago due to a manufacturing error at the plant where he worked as a director. He accidentally put his hand in the bowl of a powered blender and the huge blades immediately cut his fingers. In the first instance Jeremy didn't even realize what happened and just after looking at his hand, realized the full extent of the trauma.
The doctors tried to sew the fingers back on, but the operation failed - shortly after necrosis began to develop, so the fingers had to be amputated.
Jeremy had to live a
long time without them, feeling like the fourth child in the family – his wife
had to care not only about the three of their kids but Jeremy, though he tried
to do his best to help her.
doctors at the hospital in West Sussex had made Peyton an unusual offer. They
volunteered to transplant the toes to the hand to restore their mobility and
ability to function. Jeremy risked. In a year he had several operations, the
purpose of which was to make the fingers settle down, but move normally.
Peyton now feels a
lot more confident – he drives a car, does housework and even prepares meals.
Again feeling like a complete human being, Jeremy gladly makes up for the
missed opportunities, taking a large part of the housework and participating in
the improvement of the house with full force.