Born without hope in Haiti, Michelet is thriving in Rapid City
Born in Haiti with too much fluid on his brain, everyone around him guessed he wouldn’t live. Still he survived, although unable to move because the fluid made his head too heavy to lift. One day by chance, an orphanage happened to hear about his plight, and with his grandfather’s permission eventually took over guardianship of Michelet.
Certified Prosthetist Rachel Smith joins staff at RISE Custom Solutions
Growing up on a farm, I loved working with my hands and coming up with creative solutions to the challenges I faced. I paired this with my love for the medical field and building meaningful relationships with people and found that orthotics/prosthetics was the career for me!
Unlocking Worlds: The Miracle of Assistive Technology
Six-year-old Caleb Chase of Sioux Falls is a movie critic. Pixar films are superior, in his opinion, and “A Bug’s Life” is his current favorite. He is also medically fragile and unable to move most parts of his body, due to the neuromuscular disorder and congenital joint contracture he was born with.