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3 May 2017

Making the world a better place one limb at a time ...

This blog is about an uplifting and inspirational article I just read on the BBC.  It was first reported by Zoe Kleinman, technology reporter in December 2016.  The article is entitled, "The garden shed full of helping hands".  It tells the story of two entrepreneurs who have set up a business called, Team Unlimited and are making 3D-printed limbs in a small garden shed.  "Stephen Davies, the owner of the shed, is a CAD (computer-aided design) engineer and father of three.  He was himself born without a hand.  It was his own research for a prosthetic that led him to Drew Murray, an IT consultant from Milton Keynes who is part of a volunteer network called e-Nable http://enablingthefuture.org/  that makes free 3D prosthetics for children."  A young girl called Isabella is a grateful recipient of a prosthetic arm by Team Unlimited.  You can see the sheer joy and delight when she tries on her arm for the first time.  Her mother, Sarah says, "the confidence it gave her was amazing."




http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38290486


This story was inspirational on many levels.  It reinforces the proverb,
 "Where there's a will there's a way".
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