Wednesday, May 8, 2013

UATP builds pediatric stander for child with brittle bone disease

Two-year-old Jaele in her
stander built by the AT Lab.

By Sue Reeves

Two-year old Jaele Bennet was born with brittle-bone disease, preventing her from learning to stand and walk. Jaele has metal rods in both femurs and in her left tibia, said her mom, Stacey.

Because Jaele’s left leg is badly bowed, it is hard for her to walk, so she sits and scoots one hip forward at a time, Stacey said. Scooting accommodates both legs.

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