Being able to hug a loved one is a blessing that we often take for granted. Non-disabled people never realize how blessed they are, compared to those physically challenged by birth or who have health difficulties.
One man’s emotional reaction to being able to hug his loved ones after almost a decade has gone viral. Eight years after suffering a stroke that rendered him incapable of putting his arms around his dear ones, a few students collaborated to design a tool to assist their teacher’s father hug again.
Ever since a stroke crippled Kevin Eubanks with a disability in his left arm, he has yearned to hug his family and grandchildren. Then his daughter, Emily Sisco, an occupational therapy assistant and assistant lecturer at Arkansas State University, encouraged her students to come up with a way to aid her dad.