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Patient develops cane to grab stuff

Ana Duarte 于 2016-10-12 21:00 分享

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The device, made from aluminum and stainless steel, can be adjusted for height and supports up to 250 lbs, being complemented with a grabbing paw that can pick up any object. The handle from is a brake bmx handle.

Being born with Holt-Oram, Donald had upper limbs and his right side of the body affected by the condition, and a smaller bone structure.

Donald had a lot of surgeries during his life. And in spite of his disabilities, he had his own business – auto/truck repair services.

In 2001, when the entrepreneur was in his shop, he was crushed by a pick up.

While recovering and facing new challenges, the doctors gave Donald a cane and a grabber. But he was struggling to manage both devices. And that’s how Grab-A-Cane was born.

“I only had a hand and a half”, the inventor explained. “I had to let go of the cane to get the grabber”. That is why he created a product that could do both jobs.

Donald’s brought can be bought on eBay for $59.95, but he wants to produce Grab-A-Cane in mass.

“People don’t realize the great joy in life is helping others”, he stated.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/GrabACane/

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Donald Beyette, born in 1950, in USA, was born with Holt-Oram syndrome and is physically disabled. He built himself the Grab-A-Cane, a device that combines a cane and a grabber.

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