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« on: November 23, 2012 10:11:21 PM »

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A while back I posted on this board sharing an open-source prosthetic project I'm involved in. I just got back from a trip where my design partner and I got to work together in-person for the first time. An exciting new development: we were able to start developing a design for a little boy who was born without fingers on his right hand. In line with the goals of our project, Liam (the awesome little fellow) is receiving what we come up with free of charge.

6 days, 20,000 miles of traveling, many hours of work... it was excellent. There is an unbelievable amount to share, but I'm too worn out at this point. Hopefully the images and video will help to give a picture of the process and results.

Here is a video telling the story of our work this week: http://youtu.be/cyC6_LY7oq0

And here are more photos of both Richard's prosthesis and Liam's prosthesis:












Thank you to everyone in the Craftster Community who has been so supportive and encouraging! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012 05:23:22 AM »

ChainCrafts you are such an inspiration and these works embody the spirit of giving. Not only with a generous heart you are sharing knowledge to help in the development of these prosthetics to help others in need. Kudos.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012 07:21:00 AM »

Awesome!  the video made me a little misty... wonderful, the difference you have made in a little guy's life!  I especially loved that you let him help where he could.  You guys are fantastic!
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012 08:27:07 AM »

You sir are a kind individual!  Thank you for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012 08:55:28 AM »

you make my heart super happy. Thank you for being a part of Craftster and sharing with us your amazing generosity of spirit.

as well, you have some wikkid talent, dude. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012 08:28:58 PM »

So super fantastic.  I love that one prosthetic is being worn & used to make the new one! Such a fantastic thing to have the little guy help- so empowering.  Good on you!
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012 01:26:00 PM »

What you are doing here is amazing. So proud to have you as part of our Craftster community!
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012 07:28:52 PM »

You should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.  This is such a wonderful thing that you are doing.
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012 08:06:27 PM »

That is awesome! It's inspiring from a maker perspective as well as a you-are-an-awesome-human perspective. Thank you so much for sharing it here. How amazing for the little guy to be part of creating his own solution, that is a life lesson for everyone.
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012 08:15:40 PM »

Wow, his smile really says it all. Wonderful work.
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012 09:47:53 PM »

Excellent work you're doing, and much success in the future. Such a worthwhile project, and so fulfilling.
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012 03:38:10 AM »

How wonderful! You are impacting so many lives, not just by making prosthetics for some, but by sharing your story of compassion and caring with many.
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012 06:46:35 AM »

Boy, if I ever think the world is going to hell in a handbasket, I am going to read one of your posts...you are so inspirational with your generosity and talent...I just have no words...but more than a few tears of joy...incredible use of your gift to help others...
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012 07:32:43 AM »

Just awesome. And I mean the restoring-faith-in-humanity kind of awesome.
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2012 05:38:43 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2012 06:46:16 PM »

Fantastic. I just heard the interview with Nora Young on "Sparks".  Very inspirational and heart warming.  Truly.
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2012 06:48:45 PM »

And here's a link to the CBC interview:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Spark/ID/2316411258/?sort=MostRecent
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2012 06:08:49 AM »

This is such a great project. Touching and intriguing!
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I just saw NPR's story on you! Amazing work.
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