SD Baseball Gets New Prosthetic Arm, Gives $7,000 In Donations To Hospital

      A college baseball player from South Dakota whose prosthetic arm was stolen last month has been fitted with a new replacement limb at a Minneapolis-area hospital. 

     While the new arm was free from the Shriners Children’s Twin Cities Hospital,  Augustana University’s Parker Hanson had received a number of donations after word of the theft became public.

       Hanson “paid it forward” by presenting the hospital Friday with a check for $7,000 from the donations.

      A right-handed pitcher, Hanson was born without a left hand, but found a way to adapt so he could play his favorite game. 

      His prosthetic arm was stolen from his unlocked pickup. It was recovered a few days later by a pair of observant workers at a recycling center in Sioux Falls, but was damaged and couldn’t be repaired.