Young inventor builds prosthesis from bicycle parts

03/4/2013 | WKRG-TV (Mobile, Ala.)

A high school student in Alabama invented a low-cost prosthetic leg built entirely of spare bicycle parts. Parker Owen was inspired by a friend who had been on a mission trip to Latin America, and he realized that charitable donations could only purchase a limited number of commercial prostheses. He plans to visit Honduras this summer and make 20 to 30 more prostheses for those who need them.

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