Spokane community raises money for toddler’s prosthetic limbs

Jameson Davis
Jameson Davis

Spokane, WA (KXLY/CNN) – A two-year-old boy born without arms gets some high-tech prosthetics thanks to community members in Spokane, Washington who raised 25-thousand dollars to help pay for them.

Spend a morning with two-year-old Jameson Davis and you’ll quickly fall in love.

His surfer blonde hair and bright blue eyes melt your heart.

His determination inspires you!

“He can do pretty much anything that any other little kid can do,” his mother Brooke Davis said.

Jameson was born without arms. Doctor’s can’t explain why.

But nothing slows him down.

“You know he’s just a growing little boy,” his father Jim Davis said.

Who is growing into his new arms.

“One of a kind design, one of a kind technology, just for our son,” Jim said.

Jameson wears these myoelectric arms twice a day.

“Can you open? Grab my hand, oh good job,” Jim said.

The arms have sensors that pick up movement.

“So in the simplest terms, if he just flexes his little biceps, it will open and close the hand,” Jim said.

Jameson is getting used to them and he’s getting into things, including my camera equipment.

The arms cost over 100-thousand dollars.

Insurance paid for most.

But the Spokane community stepped up raising 25-grand.

“It’s amazing to know there is great people in Spokane and they are willing to help strangers,” Jim said.

His parents, Jim and Brooke just want to provide their son the very best life.

“We just want to give him the option as he grows up to wear them when he wants to color or eat with a fork or spoon or whatever he wants and if he wants to play without them, that’s great too,” Jim said.

Jameson might not understand the arms importance yet, but he will.

In the meantime, he’ll continue to be an active toddler who brightens up any room, and has one thing to say to Spokane.

“Thank you!” Jamison said.

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