Ishan Anand, President, Enable UC, and Bill Sand, Cofounder, May We Help?
Hosted by Thaddeus Hoffmeister and Leah Brown, Wyoming
Any parent knows the frustration of keeping children clothed in the face of regular growth spurts. Imagine the challenge facing parents whose children depend on prosthetic devices which become obsolete as the child grows. At the University of Cincinnati, a student group is bridging the gap between medicine and engineering to provide help. Enable UC is a non-profit incubator whose student volunteers use 3D printing to assist in cases ranging from prosthetics to assistive devices for traumatic brain injuries, at no cost to the recipient. Meanwhile, volunteers at the other end of the age spectrum, specifically retirees, make up the 30-strong workforce of May We Help?, a second volunteer nonprofit that designs, modifies, and builds assistive devices for people with disabilities. Seventy percent of those aided by May We Help? are children or young adults, with clients in 23 states benefiting from the group’s work. Ishan Anand and Bill Sand will share stories of how their organizations began and what they have accomplished.
Built in the 1870s, the Hoffmeister home has been restored to the single-family Victorian charm its original builder intended after a postwar life as a multi-family property. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts with wine and other beverages.
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