West Catholic Robotics Team Builds Hand For 4-Year-Old Girl; Story Goes Viral
The West Catholic High School robotics team used a 3D printer to build a prosthetic hand for a 4-year-old girl when her insurance wouldn’t cover the cost of a new one.
It’s an amazing story we first heard about in mid-December.
The story has since received nationwide attention.
It’s a story worth revisiting.
Harmony Taylor, 4, has a limb difference disorder and was born without a right hand. She quickly outgrew her first prosthetic, and her family couldn’t afford a replacement.
The first prosthetic cost $5,000, and Harmony’s mother, Melanie Peterman, said insurance wouldn’t cover a replacement.
So members of the Grand Rapids West Catholic robotics team built her one.
Harmony’s preschool teacher found a local person with a 3D printer who created an image of Harmony’s hand to help the team craft the robotic prosthetic.
It’s a great story and it has received a lot of coverage, especially after the story hit the Associated Press. Here are just a few of the places that have covered the story:
Great job, West Catholic students!