Meet Manami Nomura, a Paralympian nurse who is inspiring many people online with her breathtaking performance with a violin using her prosthetic right arm.
Nomura lost her arm in a traffic accident in November 2004. She was still studying as a nurse at the time, but she was forced to give up on her dream. But things began to look up for Nomura after she received her prosthetic arm from a facility.
She then decided to continue her career as a nurse, and took up swimming in 2007 after being inspired by people who also have a disability but still manage to play sports, according to her Paralympic profile page.
Nomura then joined the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing where she placed fourth in the 100 meters breaststroke.
She also finished eighth at the 2012 London Paralympics.
Nomura, who is reportedly the first nurse to have a prosthetic arm in Japan, now tours the country and shares her violin performance to the world, The Kids Should See This reported.
She did a rendition “Thread” by Miyuki Nakajima at the Takarazuka City General Welfare Center in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan on Sept. 2, and her performance was shared online by Facebook user Kazushige Masuda.
However, it appears like the original post has been taken down by the Facebook user.