For most of her young life, Myalin Schnitzer was forced to rely solely on her left arm to enjoy typical kid activities. Whether riding a bike, climbing a rock wall or flipping the pages of a book, the precocious girl had to adapt to using only her left hand.
Born in Luohe City, China, with an upper limb deficiency, Myalin is missing part of her right arm. Fitted with a conventional prosthetic when she was three, Myalin found it too unwieldy and uncomfortable. She rarely used it.