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Feel Good Story of the Week: Teenager Gets Helping Hand With Bionic Arm - featured September 8, 2011

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A British teenager has fulfilled his dream of being the proud owner of his very own Mercedes - in the form of a bionic arm.

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Matthew James, 14, was born missing his left hand and had adjusted to life with a simple open-and-close grip prosthetic limb.

But after learning about the new electronic hand, called the i-LIMB Pulse, the determined student from Wokingham, Berkshire, knew he had to have it.

Knowing he could not afford the £35,000 device, the Formula One fan wrote a letter to the Mercedes GP Petronas racing team for help.

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