One of our Core Values that regularly proves invaluable is that we are AMAZINGLY RESOURCEFUL. The combined experience of our team gives us a huge amount of resources from which to pull solutions for all situations, and the know-how to correctly utilize them. We’re great at finding ways to overcome challenges!
It’s always inspiring and fun to see how other resourceful people take on challenges, as well. One example comes from Germany, where a veterinarian (Dr. Carsten Plischke) found a creative way to help a disabled turtle regain its mobility.
The turtle, named Blade, has a condition wherein muscle loss and a lack of bone density prevent him from moving or even supporting the weight of his own shell. In an effort to help, Dr. Plischke has mounted LEGO wheels to the lower portion of Blade’s shell, which keep his body off the ground and allow him to walk more easily. The hope is that these wheels will just be training wheels, and that Blade will ultimately gain the necessary strength to walk on his own.
Check out the following video to see the little guy in action. [NOTE: The audio is in German.]