Giving Up a 3-D Printed Prosthetic for a Different Vision of Perfect

Giving Up a 3-D Printed Prosthetic for a Different Vision of Perfect

A few weeks ago, I awoke one morning at 7 a.m. to a flood of messages in my email inbox. All 48 messages linked to a new video that had gone viral overnight. In the video, Robert Downey Jr., star of the Iron Man movie franchise, presented a customized 3-D printed bionic hand to a boy named Alex Pring, one year younger than my son.

Each email said the same thing: “This is amazing! Immediately thought of you.”

Source: The New York Times

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