Brace yourself for emotions.
e-Nablers is an incredible organization of volunteers, engineers, teachers and artists who come together to design, build and give away 3D printed prosthetics.
They documented presenting one of their new prosthetics to 8-year-old Isabella last month. And it is beautiful.
Isabella couldn't have been more excited upon receiving her new arm
A blog post on the company's website describes how Isabella's parents came to learn about e-Nablers.
Isabella's parents first discovered e-NABLE through our Facebook page and simply watched as more videos and stories were shared, until they were intrigued enough to ask Isabella if she would be interested in trying one of the devices herself. She jumped at the opportunity to be paired with a maker and they were lucky enough to be connected through e-NABLE and the UK Organization "Reach" who matched her with e-NABLE volunteer, Stephen Davies.
It really has built up her confidence
As her father told e-Nablers:
The impact on Isabella's confidence was almost immediate, she's never been a shy girl but we are aware of when she is self conscious, particularly in public places where she tends to get the odd unwanted stare or whispered question. The gadget is so bright and bold that she insisted on wearing it to the local supermarket straight after she got it and proudly strutted around wanting the world to see it. She's been keen to show it off and explain how it works ever since she got it and to almost anyone that will listen.
Watch her use it!
The story gets even sweeter learning about the volunteer who helped Isabella
Stephen Davies was born without a left hand himself and had terrible experiences with the prosthetics given to him by England's National Health Services.
He had to live with the prosthetic on the left before discovering e-Nablers:
He found the organization, received his new hand and immediately had to become a part.
In the course of a few months, I had raised the money to purchase a 3D printer, been approved as a maker/volunteer and had become very active behind the scenes with the R&D group, trying to improve the hand designs. I like to think that I have found a kindred spirit in Drew, who had advised, mentored and pushed me to use my talents to help others.
Watch the whole joyous video right here
Sometimes things are nice.
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