Friday, January 22, 2016

Darth Vader Delivers Bionic Arm

Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit that harnesses the latest technology to help those with disabilities. They designed and 3D-printed a prosthetic arm for 9-year-old Star Wars fan Alvin Garcia Flores. When the arm was ready, they enlisted the help of the 501st Legion to do a special presentation to Flores at Gateway Elementary School in Omaha. Darth Vader himself showed up to give Flores his new arm! School principal Terry Burton arranged for both the custom-made arm and the Star Wars presentation. That’s the kind of principal you don’t forget. If you think about it, it’s no surprise that a boy missing an arm would feel a special connection with Star Wars. In that universe, bionic arms are commonplace. Limbitless Solutions is doing their part to make them more commonplace in our world, too. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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