NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A double amputee who lost both her legs in a car accident is now on a mission to reuse old prosthetics and sending them from the United States all the way to Africa.
Her organization is called Standing With Hope and found help in an unlikely place.
Gracie Rosenberger and her husband Peter found partners at the Metro Detention Center run by CCA.
Standing With Hope will collect old prosthetics, then they'll send the limbs to the inmates.
The inmates will harvest the hardware and send the parts to Africa.
That's where Standing With Hope volunteers will put the old pieces back to use, and fit amputees with the reused prosthetics.
Gracie Rosenberger said, "It means everything to me to be able to share how grateful I am that they're willing to do this."
Inmate Micheal Knowles is almost done serving a year long sentence for drugs. He's helping Standing With Hope and said the process is healing.
Knowles said, "It's a spiritual healing for me. I'm 33 years old and my life hasn't been all peaches and cream it's been rocky and it makes me feel good to help someone."
Standing for Hope is able help African amputees because of the donated prosthetics they collect here in the United States. If you're interested in helping the mission, click on the following link: http://www.standingwithhope.com/