You will want to wrap someone up in a big warm hug after learning what Arkansas State University (ASU) adjunct faculty member Emily Sisco, COTA/L, and her OTA students did for her father.
Emily decided to pursue occupational therapy after her father, Kevin Eubanks, experienced a stroke in 2014. She was inspired by the therapy he received and went to ASU for her occupational therapy assistant degree. She has been certified since 2017 and is an adjunct faculty member at ASU.
Emily challenged her students to create an adaptive piece of equipment for her father. After listening to Mr. Eubanks express his desire to hug his loved ones again, the students invented the “HugAgain.” It allows Mr. Eubanks to give two-armed hugs to all his loved ones again.