Grace College students are credited with helping a Warsaw, Ind., girl, by creating prosthetics that help her with the daily tasks of life, along with other activities like paying ball and riding her bicycle. An article in the Warsaw Times-Union tells the details. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Helping Hands Program And Fund Enrich Lives Of Kids With Prosthetics
Zoe Kilgore, 5, is planning on playing T-ball this year and a prosthetic hand attachment will help her catch the ball like a glove.
Another attachment helps her balance better on her bicycle, while another will help her hold a bat when she’s up to the plate. Her main prosthetic helps her do things like hold a brush to comb her hair.
The prosthetics and attachments have become a part of Zoe’s life thanks to J.C. Innovations; its president, Jody Claypool; Trine University and Grace College engineering students; and Kosciusko County Community Foundation (KCCF). Claypool established the Helping Hands program that designs and provides prosthetics for children, according to KCCF CEO Stephanie Overbey. He also is the donor who established The Helping Hands Fund at the Foundation.
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