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Chris Largaespada | Wheelchair Constructor

Chris Largaespada is a student at Virginia Commonwealth University double majoring in Biomedical engineering and Applied Mathematics. He is a twenty-two-year-old, second generation student born and raised in Woodbridge, Virginia. Currently, Chris works as an emergency room medical scribe and a student researcher. Here he is studying the effects of cellular mechanobiology on fibrosis and tumor formation. Along with two other students, Chris spent a semester repairing motorized wheelchairs for Goodwill, and shadowing technicians learning how to repair medical equipment in the VCU health system. This prepared him to spend seventy days working in local hospitals in Guatemala and St. Vincent’s repairing medical equipment.