9 Year Old Girl Receives Prosthetic Hand From Generous High School
It’s a dream come true for a 9-year-old girl after Boylan High School students made her a prosthetic hand with a 3D printer.
“I was very excited,” said Kylie.
Kylie Wicker, 9, has been waiting for to try on her new prosthetic hand. She was born without fingers on her left hand because of the lack of blood flow while in utero. It’s a condition her mom Sharon says always made Kylie feel different from the other kids.
“She would come home and didn’t like the staring,” Sharon said.
Kylie won’t have to worry about stares anymore thanks to several students at Boylan Catholic High School. In just two weeks, the engineering class made her a prosthetic hand using a 3D printer.
“It’s amazing to see how far the little fingers and then the little pieces that go together to see how they work and then to see them on her hand is amazing, said Boylan High School senior , Zach Reichensperger.
Kylie says she can’t wait to ride her bike this summer.
“I can grab both handle bars and steer a little bit better,” declares Kylie.
Sharon says they plan to get Kylie another hand when she gets older.