Teen learns how to play piano after losing fingers

Teen Relearns How to Play Piano After Losing Fingers

ENID Okla. (KFOR) -- A teenager lost three fingers in an ATV accident on May 25th of this year.

In less than three months there has been a breakthrough in her recovery.

17-year-old Claire Scoggins loves music.

"Singing is just like an outlet and writing is an outlet," Scoggins said.

So is playing the piano and ukulele.

By the seamless sound you would never guess she is using just seven fingers.

"I'm still figuring it out," Scoggins said. "You have to go a lot faster and be able to transition your fingers."

Memories of the first glimpse of her hand after the accident are still painful.

"I was so so confused because I couldn't feel it. All I could feel was like, like it felt like my arm was on fire," Scoggins explained.

Thanks to Dr. Sylvia Gray, a hand surgeon at Mercy, Scoggins is feeling much better.

She just recently found the courage to sit back down at the piano.

In a video on Facebook she shows friends and family what she accomplished.

As she is playing you can see Scoggins cry and laugh.

"It made me feel so powerful," Scoggins said. "I knew I was capable of things, but I never knew I was capable of this much."

She found strength that not only impressed her, but her doctor.

"She has been able to do many things that many patients don't even try to do because they think they can't," Dr. Gray said.

"I want to be able to keep doing the things I love and also inspire other people to keep doing the things that they love even when they feel like they can't," Scoggins said.

Scoggins is not stopping here.

At cross fit her dad was shocked to see her climb 8 feet up a rope.

After graduation she hopes to attend OSU and pursue a career that involves music.

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