Social media helps find one man's prosthetic limb

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - One Grand Island man thought he'd never see his prosthetic limb again after it was stolen over the weekend. However, thanks to a Facebook post by his niece, the item was returned to him Wednesday.

Terry Fishell said he had the limb in a duffel bag in the back of his truck Saturday evening. When he went to retrieve it, the bag was gone.

That's when his niece took to social media, offering a $200 reward.

Fishell, though, didn't think the post would help any.

"I thought she was wasting her time posting it on Facebook and everything, but shows what I know," said Fishell.

According to Fishell, a boy found the limb in a dumpster Wednesday and returned it to Fishell's niece.

Without the limb, Fishell could only use one arm to work, where he power washes semi-trucks.

"My arm is so sore from holding that power washer with just one arm. I still do my job because I still got to make a living, but it's been really, really hard," said Fishell.

Now that he has his prosthetic back, Fishell said he planned on icing down his sore arm to get ready for the next day of work.

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