MECHANICSBURG, Pa – (WHTM) – Workers in a Mechanicsburg office are putting their best foot forward – and then some – to help disabled people overseas.
Employees with the Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics company spent a recent afternoon doing some reverse engineering. The workers held a limb disassembly day that involved taking apart old and unusable artificial limbs and removing the hardware and parts that can be reused.
The components that are saved are shipped overseas where new prosthetics are fitted for needy patients in Third World countries like Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
“Because we do it all the time and unfortunately natural disasters do occur, we are always ready with a shipment of limbs to help out. It’s very rewarding work,” Ability CEO Jeffery Brandt said.
Local patients, family members, and medical professionals made up the local work crews.