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Thief steals Kansas City woman's $120K prosthetic arm

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Aside from the birth of Martha Carmona’s five children, last September was the happiest day of her life. It was when she got a fully functioning prosthetic limb. (Martha Carmona) Aside from the birth of Martha Carmona’s five children, last September was the happiest day of her life. It was when she got a fully functioning prosthetic limb. (Martha Carmona)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A thief has left a Kansas City woman in a tough spot without her prosthetic arm.

Martha Carmona works three jobs to provide for her family and is now without the $120,000 arm that helped her do it.

Aside from the birth of her five children, last September was the happiest day of her life. It was when she got a fully functioning prosthetic limb.

However, the Northland woman is now without that limb after some crook stole it out of her minivan Monday night in the 4400 block of North Indiana Avenue.

She took it off after a long day at work and simply forgot about it in her vehicle when she got home.

"I didn't even think about my arm being stolen. I just left my vehicle like it is … I have never had any issues,” she said.

Martha Carmona said the arm helped her not only physically but psychologically, as well.

"I have a herniated disc, so it kind of supports my back and also aesthetic-wise. It is not just about that, but it just kind of gives a sense that I look normal,” she said.

Now, Carmona wants the thief to know how much emotional pain has been caused by their one act.

"In a way, they took a lot of that independence that came with having a prosthetic limb. They took part of who I am and my body,” she said.

Since she works part-time jobs, Carmona says she has no health insurance through work, so she's now hoping for a miracle that the arm is found and returned.

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