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UGANDAN BOY IS VERY HAPPY ABOUT HIS 3D PRINTED TEAM UNLIMBITED E-NABLE ARM

Posted by Jacqui Adams on

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While we have the opportunity to follow some absolutely amazing stories here at 3DPrint.com, it’s hard to top the heartwarming feeling one gets just seeing the words e-NABLE. We always know something good is going to follow, and while there are certainly many individuals around the world undergoing many different challenges, seeing children living in impoverished areas regain functionality due to prosthetics is a positive all around, and something we never tire of hearing about. It’s obviously so fulfilling for these volunteers as a team around the world that they want to keep making these devices—thousands and thousands of times over. And thank goodness for them.

The latest recipient of an e-NABLE prosthetic is in Uganda, a focus lately for not just prosthetics and orthotics, but those of the 3D printed sort—with a story from that area we followed just recently as tech companies from Canada partnered to begin a program at CoRSU Hospital in Uganda. Now, another youth has a smile—and a very exciting new ‘Team Unlimbited‘ e-NABLE arm. Amos is a young, happy, and healthy boy who was unfortunate enough to lose both an arm and a leg when he was attacked by a wild animal. Despite the challenges, the e-NABLE team reports that he is a happy young man and loves to play soccer as well as dance. They also report that he has been ‘grinning from ear-to-ear’ thanks to his new prosthetic.’

Amos, a student at Arlington Academy of Hope in Bududa district of Uganda, receives a prothetic arm that was 3D printed for him at Marymount University. Amos poses with Danielle Fortin, Arlington Academy of Hope's International Coordinator. (photo by Kate Lord)Amos is currently going to a primary school in Uganda, the Arlington Academy of Hope in the Bududa district of Uganda thanks to a program there with the non-profit group Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH), from the US. The 3D printed arm was made at MaryMount Universityafter Dr. Elizabeth Langran told her associates there about his need for a replacement limb. When Dr. Langran had visited the school she met Amos personally and was inspired to see if indeed a device could be fabricated to help him regain functionality. When she went back, according to Maureen Dugan, executive director of AAH, she had the wonderful job of delivering the 3D printed arm.

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