3D-Printed Hand Enables Girl’s First Pitch
Hailey Dawson was born with a rare disease, but a 3D printer is changing her life.
3D-Printed Hand Enables Girl’s First Pitch. Hailey is 7 year old, with the help of 3D printed hand she throw first pitch!!!!
“She has no fear. When she waves, she waves with her little hand. When kids want to hold her hand, that’s the hand she pulls out. She has no care about what other people think,” said Yong Dawson, Hailey’s mom. “When people ask her, she says, ‘This is what I was born with. You were born with blue eyes, I was born with his hand. This is me.’”
Hailey began her run of ceremonial first pitches a few years ago at a University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels game, not far from where the Dawsons live.
The Dawson family collaborating with researchers from South Africa to the U.S. — to find a hand that fit just right.
The 3D-printed hand project has been led by Dr. Mohamed Trabia, the associate dean for Research, Graduate Studies and Computing at UNLV, and a professor of mechanical engineering, as well as Dr. Brendan O’Toole, chair of the university’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and director of the College of Engineering’s Mendenhall Innovation Program that’s focused on entrepreneurship and design.
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19 thoughts on “3D-Printed Hand Enables Girl’s First Pitch”
November 7, 2017 at 8:10 am
She has a great attitude and wonderful story! 🙂 <3 Jackie@KWH
November 7, 2017 at 7:34 pm
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your comment and 3D printing’s innovations.
I am sure the little girl will like your comment.:)
November 7, 2017 at 9:13 pm
You always post interesting 3D info. This one’s also a great fit for my blog’s fb page! 🙂 <3 Jackie@KWH
November 7, 2017 at 9:55 pm
Thank you so much. You have awesome blog posts!!!!
November 8, 2017 at 12:54 am
wOw thanks, babl <3 I appreciate your exclamations of encouragement!!!! 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH
November 8, 2017 at 4:37 am
Thank you so much for your nice words. So nice of you. :):)
November 8, 2017 at 5:13 am
This is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂
November 8, 2017 at 5:22 am
Thank you so much:)
November 8, 2017 at 9:57 pm
Thank you so much.:)
November 9, 2017 at 12:15 am
November 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Thanks for the appreciation. The Little girl will be happy to see comments:)
November 28, 2017 at 1:25 pm
Amazing! That’s the best of technology and sweet humanity all in one. Beautiful 😊
December 1, 2017 at 1:21 am
Thanks for your support. Really honored. 🙂
December 2, 2017 at 1:06 am
My pleasure 😊. It’s very exciting how much potential 3D printers have!
December 4, 2017 at 4:49 am
Thank you so much. I am glad you like it.:)
December 7, 2017 at 2:44 pm
Interesting article about the 3D printers!!!
December 8, 2017 at 12:53 am
Thank you so much. 🙂
January 12, 2018 at 2:47 am
You are welcome!!
January 12, 2018 at 1:48 pm