5-year-old gets measured for 3D printed prosthetic hands

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Taken from Fox17


WYOMING, Mich -- A little girl from Wyoming is hoping a new set of hands will give her a new sense of confidence. Baylee Sherman born with amniotic band syndrome, which left some of her fingers bonded together and others shorter than the rest.

After FOX 17 aired Baylee's story in March, we received multiple calls from people who wanted to help Baylee feel more comfortable in her skin.

In a few short weeks, three students at the Kent Career Technical Center will build the little girl two pair of prosthetic hands with the skills they're learning in their 3D modeling and printing class.

"I think I'm more excited than she is," said Alicia Sherman, Baylee's mom. "I don't think she realizes it's a reality."

baylee's hands

"It’s a really big opportunity for all three of us," said Alexis Jendrasiak, a senior at the tech center.

Rich Vandermey, the trio's teacher, first presented them with the idea after he saw our story and wanted to help out.

Vandermey works for a volunteering organization named E-Nable, a global network of passionate volunteers who find ways to help people by using 3D printing.

Vandermey, E-nable, and the three students will work together to make a prothesis to help Baylee's fingers look as normal as possible.

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