Students give injured dog the “canine advantage”
Jimmy, the Cockapoo that Hilliard students worked with to help elevate arthritis pain and an amputation, is getting even more help. We posted last week that a group of OSU students, led by Hiromi Tsuda, decided to help by outfitting the dog with a prosthetic leg.
This week, fourth and fifth graders from Hilliard’s Norwich Elementary watched as Tsuda and her team fitted Jimmy with a new harness. Tsuda told NBC4 that Jimmy will have his new leg (made by Animal Ortho Care) sometime in June. Just in time for all that summer frolicking. (deb)
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*Sidenote: the OSU students working on the project are Hiromi Tsuda, Lawrence Miller, Marion Ross, Brandon Elias, Erin Dennis, Graham Lyon, and Nate Huntsberger.
Previously May 13, 2015
Last year, a group of students at Hilliard Davidson High School decided to take a “hands on learning” approach to education. They constructed a PVC wheelchair for Jimmy, a Cockapoo who lost his leg after being injured and neglected by his former owner. The yearlong project involved the students designing a wheelchair for him, which the incoming class would later improve upon. And if you needed MORE of reason to sniffle over this story, here it is.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, a group of seven OSU students heard about the project and wanted to help. The engineering students are working on making Jimmy a bionic leg. All we need now is a Youtube montage of Jimmy featuring a “we have the technology…” voiceover. (deb)
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