SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A college baseball player from South Dakota whose prosthetic arm was stolen from his vehicle has gotten it back after it was found at a recycling plant.
Augustana’s Parker Hanson is a right-handed pitcher who was born without a left hand but found a way to adapt at a young age so he could play his favorite game. His prosthetic arm and the attachments were in a backpack that was stolen from his unlocked pickup outside his home.
Hanson got a text Tuesday saying that his arm had been recovered at a recycling plant in Sioux Falls. It was no longer usable, but Hanson got another piece of good news when a Minneapolis-area hospital said it would give him a new prosthetic for free.
May 12, 2021