(KUTV) This week’s Pay It Forward is the self proclaimed “No-Handed Bandit.”
35-year-old Sam Matagi is a professional videographer who took a job with a power company in Colorado.
One fateful day, a piece of cable he was holding touched a hot line and it burned through his hands actually mummifying the muscles in Sam’s arms. His doctors told him it was time to amputate both hands.
For Sam, it was a time of physical pain of his burns and emotional turmoil. Daily tasks that most people take for granted became a huge challenge.
“You have to figure out how to do everything all over again,” Matagi said.
Sam turned to the internet for help, but quickly realized there wasn’t much out there for amputees, so he decided to use his talents as a video editor and started producing his own instructional videos.
He uses the persona “No-Handed Bandit” to help others learn basic skills.
Sam’s latest video is of him learning how to kayak without hands.
Sam puts his videos on YouTube free of charge.
For more information about the “No-Handed Bandit,” click here.
(Copyright 2012 Sinclair Broadcasting Group) Pay It Forward: No-Handed Bandit
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