How do you describe what it feels like when you helped create a prosthetic hand for a 11 year old boy who is missing his hand?
We went to Gettys middle school in Easley to meet with the parents and half a dozen 6th grade students to present a hand to David.
David was so excited and wanted to use his hand. It’s hard to describe just what that was like. Bob helped him get it better fitted for his hand, he flexed it a few times to make a fist and Bob did some adjustments. David wanted to be able to pick up a bottle of water, which he did, and then he went to look for the tennis ball that was in the classroom so he could practice catching the ball. Still need to work on that. Seeing him and the students who made his hand play together was so touching.
Both parents were there and I can’t imagine what that was like for them. Also the community supporters that purchased the 3D printer for the school were there as well as some other media folks.
Lots more to tell you and pictures will come in a few days but I had to get this wonderful experience a little out of my brain so wanted to share with my friends.