The Making a Difference on the Homefront segment on NBC Nightly News features Archi’s Acres, a program that teaches agribusiness to retired soldiers, providing a fresh start for veterans seeking a new career. Watch video
Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system—improving motion, control and even feeling. Onstage, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm. Watch the TED presentation here.
Adaptive Aquatics provides instruction and equipment to enable children and adults who wish to water ski despite a wide range of impairments. Since 1980, and funded by donations, the program has worked with beginners to international competitors. To learn more, visit their website at www.adaptiveaquatics.org.
Jamie Mangum has placed first in at the Southern Regional Horse Show. His love for showing and membership in 4-H has given him the drive he needed to overcome his limitations from cerebral palsy. Now that he has graduated from high school, he volunteers with his 4-H and attends Mississippi Delta Community College, with plans to own a farm. Read story