Tola Talks fitness and multi-functional workouts with Vault Crossfit owner Chanida Sintuu and head coach Emily Hughes. On Throwback Thursdays, Rich takes us back to 1998 and also talks about the World Champion San Francisco Giants, bank robbers in India inspired by a Bollywood movie, the American economy picking up steam in the 3rd quarter, Autism research giving scientists hope for preventing the disorder, and the Get Your S#!T Together Award going to the Ebola nurse who defies Maine’s request for voluntary quarantine.
What if you couldn’t tie your shoelaces or put your daughter’s hair in a braid? This past weekend a 26 year old woman was given a hand transplant during a successful 14 hour operation at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center – the first such transplant in the state of California. To be whole again. And to enjoy the simple things like braiding her daughter’s hair were the young woman’s wishes. Good news followed the operation – she’s already moving her fingers as the donor’s hand “matched beyond expectation”. Although a hand transplant comes with lifelong risks, lead surgeon Dr. Azari said, “The reasonable expectation is she will get sensation back and she will use her hand. So far it looks spot on”. Let’s radiate positive energy for our young woman, and let’s all enjoy the simple things in life. Including our daily 5 minute fat burning workout. Here’s #13. R