Despite her best efforts, Corina Chavez often has to force Itzel to wear her prosthetic arm and cooperating with doctors. At 4 years old, Itzel is often difficult when it comes to wearing her arm, but still persists in gaining her independence. In March, Itzel fought to watch TV instead of visiting with Laura Ryder of Ryder Orthopaedics. Allie Garza/Staff

Itzel Chavez visits Ryder Orthopaedics on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Allie Garza/Staff

Photo by ALLIE GARZA

Despite her best efforts, Corina Chavez often has to force Itzel to wear her prosthetic arm and cooperating with doctors. At 4 years old, Itzel is often difficult when it comes to wearing her arm, but still persists in gaining her independence. In March, Itzel fought to watch TV instead of visiting with Laura Ryder of Ryder Orthopaedics. Allie Garza/Staff Itzel Chavez visits Ryder Orthopaedics on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Allie Garza/Staff

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