Young Amputee Delivers Christmas Gifts With NYPD
January 6th 2022
The NYPD is delivering tens of thousands of gifts to children in need all over New York City. They’re getting help from a little boy who hopes to join the force someday, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Monday. Seven-year-old Jefferson Pesantez rode along with the NYPD and Santa.
“I’m happy,” he said because…
Crestview Honors Local Purple Heart Recipient, The Only One-Handed Medic In The U.S. Military
December 21st 2021
The City of Crestview honored a local Purple Heart recipient with a pinning ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the 7th SFG Liberty Chapel at Eglin Air Force Base.
Master Sgt. Ivan Morera Jr., 7th Special Forces Medic, was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, where he was one of the…
Smithsonian Will Feature Prosthesis In New Exhibit
December 7th 2021
The Smithsonian Institution turned 175 this year, and its marking the milestone with the much-touted upcoming FUTURES exhibit. The show, which opens later this month, features 150 innovations, technologies, and concepts that higher-ups hope will breathe new life and scientific possibility into the historic Arts and Industries building, closed since…
New Exoskeleton From The University Of Utah Helps Amputees Walk With Renewed Energy
November 29th 2021
Every time Stan Schaar comes to the bionic engineering lab at the University of Utah, he gets a brief respite from the persistent challenge of walking with a prosthetic limb.
He straps on a device that wraps around his waist and thigh and steps onto a treadmill. Whirring to life,…
100-year-old Veteran Receives New Prosthetic Leg
November 9th 2021
A local decorated World War II veteran celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday. And along with the balloons and the birthday presents — he got a brand new prosthetic leg.
The Western New York VA Medical Center gave Navy veteran Bob Henneson a new leg. Henneson lost his leg about two…
Amputee Detective Rescues Dog With Paw Prosthetic
October 20th 2021
Chloe the Shih Tzu is ending her summer in a forever home. In March, San Diego Humane Society's Humane Law Enforcement officers rescued the black-and-white dog and another canine, a 13-year-old Chihuahua named Roxie, from neglectful conditions at a home in Mira Mesa, California.
According to the San Diego Humane Society,…
Amputee Boxer Ready For His First Match
October 6th 2021
Langston Stevenson is built like no other boxer in the sport. On Friday, the Nashville man will make his debut as a professional fighter.
"You have to have great balance and that's what is amazing about Langston, in a sport where legs are so critical, he's able to overcome having a…
Penn State Grad Takes Sixth Place In His First Paralympics
September 17th 2021
A central Pennsylvania man making his Paralympic debut finished sixth in the men's 107-kilogram (236-pound) powerlifting event Monday at the Tokyo International Forum.
Carlisle's Jacob Schrom, a 33-year-old Boiling Springs High School and Penn State University graduate, hoisted a top lift of 218 kilograms (about 481 pounds). He opened with a lift of 215 kilograms and…
New Electronic Fabrication Could Improve Prostheses
September 3rd 2021
A new method for manufacturing electronics which prints high-performance silicon directly onto flexible materials could lead to breakthroughs in technologies including prosthetics, high-end electronics and fully bendable digital displays.
In a new paper published in the journal npj Flexible Electronics, engineers from the University of Glasgow's Bendable Electronics and Sensing…
Maine Amputee Open Draws Golfers From All Walks Of Life
August 18th 2021
It may not have been the best day for golf in Brunswick, but the Maine Amputee Open's field was determined to play well on the final day of the tournament Wednesday. John LeMieux is the founder of the Amputee Association of Maine and said the event has a friendly atmosphere but every…