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Kansas Kid Gets A Helping Hand - LITERALLY! See The Prosthetic That A Neighbor Made For Him Using A 3-D Printer!

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All the kids at school used to ask 9-year-old Matthew Shields what was wrong with his hand. Can you imagine how hard that would be for a child?

Matthew was born without fingers on his right hand, but it wasn’t until recently that he ever became insecure about his situation.

His mother, Jennifer, just needed a way to get her son’s self-esteem back. Luckily, she knew just the person to ask for help!

17-year-old Mason Wilde is a family friend who had always liked building things like furniture or entire computers. He had the mind to do it, but could he construct a human hand?!

The high school junior took Jennifer up on her challenge and with the help of a 3-D printer was able to build Matthew exactly that — A NEW HAND!


Now Matthew doesn’t mind when classmates ask him about his hand, because he thinks his new one is pretty cool! He told Mason:

"It's the coolest thing ever! Every kid in my class wants one. I'm like Superman!”

For Mason, he’s just thrilled that he got to help out his little buddy!

He explained:

"This has been a dream come true. I got to help somebody, and I got to use one of the new 3-D printers.”

Two truly incredible kids!

Ch-ch-check out Matthew's new hand in the video (below)!

[Image via Kansas City Star.]

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