Snake Arm

Snake Arm

Jo-Jo Cranfield, British Swimmer, Motivational/Inspirational Speaker and Swimming Teacher

“I’ve never seen the interest in having a prosthetic arm, they are heavy, uncomfortable and not at all practical. I like to be different and I love the fact that having one arm makes me effortlessly different to the majority of people – however, an alternative limb is something entirely different; I wanted people to have to look at me twice with amazement. My alternative limb is so different to any other prosthetic limb I have ever had.I wear it with pride. I’ve never seen a two armed person with snakes crawling into their skin, and even if I did I don’t think it would be so comfy! My alternative arm makes me feel powerful, different and sexy!”

Silicone / foam piping

Created by Sophie de Oliveira Barata

Fitted at Queen Mary’s Hospital

Photographed by Rosemary Williams

Make-up artist: Gemma Fee