Miki Binyamin, 40, is married with six children and lives in Jerusalem.
He loves fishing, football, and basketball. Before his army service, he was a professional football player and an “outstanding athlete”. Miki served in the “Givati” combat brigade and was injured in 2003 from a bullet to the chest. Miki suffers from spinal cord paralysis that limits his dominant right hand and, in addition- suffers from PTSD. After the injury, he underwent long rehabilitation and was socially rehabilitated throughout his law studies. Miki is now an attorney and volunteers for the rehabilitation and advancement of combat soldiers. He is also very socially involved in helping the disabled in general.
The challenge: Raising the right hand
The dominant right hand is paralyzed in the shoulder. As a result, Miki is unable to raise his hand. Miki would like a convenient and portable solution that he can carry throughout the day, which will allow him to raise his hand for various needs such as reaching for tall objects, bathing his children, and shaking hands with whoever reaches out to him.