Published: 00:01, 06 September 2017 |
Updated: 08:00, 06 September 2017
A dad whose fingers were replaced with his toes after a horror accident has learned how to use his new digits to hold a pen - and even peel vegetables.
Jeremy Payton, 55, feared he would be disabled for life after severing all the fingers on his right hand in an industrial power blending machine.
But amazingly surgeons were able to remove three of his toes and attach them to his hand, giving him basic dexterity.
Video: How Jeremy has learned to use his toes in a new way
Determined Jeremy has slowly learned to live with his new hand and taught himself to carry out most daily tasks, including tying shoelaces and cooking.
The sports fan has even managed to continue playing golf.
Recalling the incident, he said: "When the accident happened I didn't realise how serious it was.
"I went to find a first aider at work and said to him 'I think my I've taken some skin off my hand.'
"When I looked down at my hand, I realised my fingers were gone."
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