UMD Student Who Suffered Frostbite Gets New Hand

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A University of Minnesota-Duluth student who suffered severe frostbite is getting a new hand. Alyssa Lommel tweeted a photo from Instagram Monday night of her fitting.

She wrote, “The final prototype of my hand. This is just the first step to making my actual hand that I will be going home with on Friday.”

Earlier on Monday, she tweeted another photo and wrote, “Another step.”

(credit: Instagram)

(credit: Instagram)

Last winter, doctors had to amputate all 10 fingers and part of her foot after police say she spent the night outside after a night of drinking.

Lommel had been out drinking with friends on Dec. 6 and was dropped off at her Duluth house around midnight. A passer-by spotted Lommel on the front stoop of the house next door about nine hours later. The temperature had dropped to 17 degrees below zero that night.

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