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Adorable 4-Year-Old Girl Gets "Magic Arms" From 3D Printer! Amazing!

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adorable 4 year old girl gets magic arms from 3d printer amazing

This is incredible.

One of the sweetest four-year-old girls ever goes by the name of Emma Lavelle, and unfortunately this lil' darling was born with a rare neuromuscular condition that makes it impossible for her to move or lift her arms.

Luckily for the little girl from Wilmington, Delaware, she had a mom - Megan Lavelle - who would NOT give up on finding a solution! Something which she absolutely did when she went to a conference recently for families like hers.

That's where she found out about the Wilmington Robotic EXoskeleton, a VERY helpful assistive device that featured materials created entirely from a 3D printer.

This device allows Emma to hug her mom, draw, and so many more things she's yet to experience! The super creative girl calls them her "magic arms".

Nearly 75 children are using the device these days says the director of the hospital where the "magic arms" were created.

The director of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children said:

"To see these children who can't use their arms and then within a few hours this device lets them is just amazing. It makes not only a massive impact on the child but the family as well. It's extraordinary."

Extraordinary DEFINITELY the case! You could also make the argument for miraculous!

Check out the video which explains and shows more than written words could (below)!!!

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6 comments to “Adorable 4-Year-Old Girl Gets "Magic Arms" From 3D Printer! Amazing!”

  1. Cathy McKeen says – reply to this


    This is so amazing what sciece can do now. To see Emma hug her mommy was overwhelming for me. I cannot stop crying happy tears. I pray Emma enjoys a happy healthy life.

  2. 2

    This is wonderful - now she will be able to give hand jobs when she gets older!

  3. 3

    What a wonderful story, thanks Perez and staff. Best wishes to that little girl.

  4. Really?? says – reply to this


    Re: KrazyCarole – What is wrong with you? A child being able to do things she's never been able to do before and your thinking of HAND JOBS??

  5. Anonymous says – reply to this


    Re: KrazyCarole
    There's a nice seat in hell for you

  6. Leah Kaplan says – reply to this


    Hi Perez - This inspiring story shows how 3D printing is changing people's lives. Thank you for sharing it with your readers. If you are interested in learning more about how Emma's WREX was created, you can read about it here:
    all the best,
    Leah Kaplan
    Stratasys Ltd.