Teen builds baseball-throwing prosthetic arm for father injured during Iraq tour

Courtesy Frei Family(CREVE COUER,Mo.) — For the first time in 16 years, Jason Frei can throw a baseball with his right hand.

He said he’d taught himself how to throw with his left hand, after he’d lost his right arm and hand in 2003 during a tour in Iraq, but to regain his original ability was “special.”

“It was really amazing,” Jason Frei said of the new ability. “To have that chance again … was a really special thing.”

And, he has his son Robbie Frei to thank for it.

Robbie Frei was 3 years old in 2003, when his father, Jason Frei, …read more