Iraq vet Keesler gets a new "foot" that locks as needed as he climbs. With two amputations-he still climbs - thanks to VME Founder John Staehlin and Volunteer Lee Mantelmacher.
Two growing brothers, one with a rare developmental disability & unable to walk, share a tiny room. Volunteers designed a bed with specialized steps for crawling and cool, “big boy” railings.
Frank, who had MS needed help to hold his laptop for communicating while out and about in his w/c. you can see it is mounted on the arm of his w/c and swings around when he needs it.
Trish was one of the first to receive an adapted crib from V-LINC. She couldn't roll her w/c under a typical crib and open the side. Now she can with doors that open outward.
Bitsy couldn't transfer from her w/c to another chair or the toilet until a CCBC class created this sliding, light-weight arm that she uses to help herself up and over. It is easy to attach and remove. She has used that on at least 3 w/cs since.
Now mom can push her two sons to the store. She would need an aide to shop without this custom stroller. Her children have a rare condition and cannot walk far.
A multi-use desk for phone, computer, mouth stick rest and more for someone who has MS and is paralyzed from the neck down.
Terrence has CP, is non-verbal, and LOVES his Lacrosse Team! We found a team at UMBC that created a "catapult" for him to use to throw the ball.
After an accident took one of his legs and before he was able to use a prosthetic, this man received a bike that he can ride with his sons with only his one leg. His fellow students at UMBC designed and built the bike.
A custom bike helmet with was designed for Vincent, who wears hearing aids. He no longer has feedback interference and signaling technology alerts him when anything approaches from behind.
Marsha had almost no strength in her hands. She was in an accident > 20 years ago and her spine was injured. She needed a way to eat, paint, use a keyboard independently. She has a hand assist made by a student team now.
Imani wanted to get more exercise & lower her blood pressure, but at 3’3” feet tall and being blind, she was unable to find an elliptical machine to fit our size and allow her to easily get in and out. A custom solution worked.
Kayla's mom is happy now that Kayla can ride a bike and be safe - mom has a remote brake!