UAB Biomedical engineering students donate devices to change lives

Crystal Tumlin's hands are contorted and uncooperative at times due to her disability, but she fights, feverishly feeding paper into a shredder at the document destruction facility.The work is tough, but she loves it — and is quick to show visitors how proficient she's become at the task.

Crystal is able to work thanks, in part, to the generosity and ingenuity of students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who designed and built the wheelchair lift that Crystal uses to reach her shredding machine each day.