Compassionate University Students Create Innovative Aid for Schoolgirl

When students at Marquette University learned about an 11-year-old’s congenital condition that made it hard for her to eat like other kids in the school cafeteria, they jumped to the task of inventing a technological solution for her. The middle-school student, Kailyn Piper, has always faced life with an attitude of striving to be just like other kids, even though she is somewhat differently-abled and has to do much of the work her hands would normally do by using her feet instead. In this video, see Kailyn’s activities at home and at school, and learn how six engineering students and two industrial design students found a way to help her overcome difficulties in the lunchroom, where she could not use her feet for eating, like she does at home. At an age when kids typically struggle with fitting in even in the best of circumstances, this brave little girl’s dignity and grace are an inspiration to us all. And the compassion and caring the university students demonstrate is a testament to faith and charity.

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