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South Dakota college pitcher fitted with new prosthetic arm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A college baseball player from South Dakota whose prosthetic arm was stolen was fitted with a new replacement limb at a Minneapolis-area hospital.

Augustana’s Parker Hanson also presented the Shriners Children’s Twin Cities hospital with a $7,000 check Friday from donations he received while his prosthetic was missing. The hospital gave him a free replacement.

Hanson, a right-handed pitcher, was born without a left hand, but found a way to adapt so he play his favorite game. His prosthetic arm was stolen from his unlocked pickup last month. The damaged prosthetic was later recovered at a recycling center in Sioux Falls.


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