SAU collection nets 69 mobility devices


By Anne Marie Amacher

St. Ambrose University physical therapy students, from left, Hillary King, Megan Fiesel and Christy Brehm load a wheelchair into a truck April 26. People from throughout the Quad-City community donated wheelchairs, canes, walkers and crutches as part of the Iowa Wheels for the World program.

DAVENPORT — Students in the physical therapy department at St. Ambrose University collected wheelchairs and other mobility equipment April 26 and 27 from the Quad City community as part of the Iowa Wheels for the World program.
John Barr, professor of physical therapy at St. Ambrose, said 22 wheelchairs, 10 walkers, 24 pairs of crutches and 13 canes were collected this year at St. Ambrose. State-wide the event collected 277 walkers, 222 wheelchairs, 97 pairs of crutches and 73 canes.
This event is held every two years, Barr noted.

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