Aaron Houston, one of our engineering maintenance apprentices, made the news recently after using his skills to help a fellow student who is recovering from a major operation.
19-year-old Jordan Venton has Spondylo-Epimetphseal Dysplasia, a growth disorder affecting the spine and legs, and has been reliant on a wheelchair and crutches to get around after undergoing surgery to straighten a leg bone last September.
Engineering students at Cornwall College St Austell wanted to see if there was anything they could do to aid Jordan and thought up a few ideas to discuss with him. After talking with Jordan about his needs, Aaron drew up plans to modify the wheelchair to allow him to easily carry crutches on the back.
“We’re all incredibly proud of Aaron, and it’s great to see him already putting his skills to use”
When Aaron had finalised his designs, the parts were milled from aluminium by another engineering student, Levi Fairway at Cornwall College Camborne.
We’re all incredibly proud of Aaron, and it’s great to see him already putting his skills to use. This sort of spirit is the type of thing we love to see here at Polymermedics and we think Aaron’s going to have a bright future in engineering.
Jordan has another operation coming up later in the year and all of us here at Polymermedics wish him all the best and a swift recovery.