PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of Temple students are impacting the lives of young people with cerebral palsy. On Wednesday, the students delivered customized fittings to HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in West Philadelphia.READ MORE: Man Threatened To Kill Bus Operator After Being Told To Wear Face Covering, SEPTA Says
The fittings are made from cardboard and have a host of uses. They’re designed to help students with mobility-related disabilities more fully accomplish routine tasks and allow them to take part in social activities.READ MORE: 2 Teens Injured In Drive-By Shooting After Leaving Police Athletic League In South Philly, Police Say
“As occupational therapists, we focus holistically on the person, thinking about everything that would make their life better, quality of life more improved — it’s huge,” Temple student Katie Falo said. “Just because it’s not medically necessary doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have the best possible life you can and try to be as independent as you can.”MORE NEWS: Restaurant Workers In High Demand In Philadelphia, Nationwide
Thirty students received the fitted adaptations as part of the partnership between Temple University and HMS School.