Vanessa Grimbreek is learning how to use her hands again after she was electrocuted while trying a new wood burning art technique. (PHOTO: Wikus Engelbrecht/Mcleod Studios Namibia)
She looks sadly at her mutilated hands, which once created enchanting works of art and embellished the clothes she wore.
Now Vanessa Grimbeek of Henties Bay in Namibia has only three fingers on her right hand.
“My thumb and forefinger have been amputated,” the 16-year-old says. “The tip of my little finger was also cut off.”
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