Volunteers from Cerner help others by washing wheelchairs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Volunteers from Cerner helped wash wheelchairs Wednesday afternoon as part of "Wheelchair Wash Day."

The wash was held at the Rehabilitation Institute and happens twice a year.  The wash was offered to everyone, not just patients at the institute.

Volunteers cleaned chairs with various sized brushes including toothbrushes, and helped with "14-point inspections."

More than 30 appointments were scheduled throughout the day.

"When you think about it, these are wheelchairs that people are in all day long, so they get dirty just like our shoes or our car or anything else," Sarah Murphy of the Rehabilitation Institute said. "So it's really great that we are able to get volunteer groups out like Cerner has come out today to help us, to provide that for people."