Fabio Carlesso Achieves His Goal Of Getting Two COVVI Hands
Life can be unpredictable, and no one knows this more than 48-year-old Fabio Carlesso. In 2019, fulminant meningitis completely changed the life of this Italian family man overnight. He awoke in intensive care after having both his legs and arms amputated, with no knowledge of what had just happened. “It was my wife who told me what had happened; I couldn’t move.”
Just grateful to be alive, Fabio set his sights on overcoming the sacrifices and obstacles this new phase of his life would bring him. He never gave up hope and even began driving and working again thanks to acquiring his own set of prosthetic arms and legs.
After allowing himself time to get used to his new prosthetics, Fabio is now striving for a better quality of life. He has recently trialled the COVVI Hand in Turin at the Maria Adelaide Orthopedic Workshop, and his first impression is incredibly positive. Fabio worked with Officina to arrange a GoFundMe campaign to raise the necessary funds to cover the devices and all the treatment and aftercare involved with the process. After only one month, the goal was met and Fabio is excited to move ahead with the process!
The hands are faster and lighter than his current prostheses and they give him the opportunity to perform 14 grip patterns on a daily basis. Switching to the COVVI Hand would be a real leap forward compared to the tri-digital prostheses he already uses and would allow him to complete tasks in his day-to-day life much quicker and easier.
Fabio is one of many inspirational patients that has had their life changed by COVVI’s Italian partner, Officina Maria Adelaide Orthopedic. He will join the likes of Valentina Pitzalis, the first person in Italy to receive a COVVI Hand after surviving a severe case of femicide, and Paulo Milanese, a 60-year-old bilateral amputee who chose COVVI to improve her quality of life after using outdated prostheses all her life.
Changing multiple lives forever is what we aim for every day. The heartwarming stories and incredible feedback from users are what drive the COVVI team to be the best in the world. We are grateful to have this opportunity to provide people with a better quality of life all over the world.