Girl with Cyborg-like 3D-printed hand has her dream come true; it will bring tears to your eyes

By: | Updated: September 8, 2017 5:00 PM

Hailey Dawson, a girl with a rare defect that left her without three fingers on her right hand, wanted to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark.

Hailey Dawson, Major League Baseball, MLB, Major League Baseball MLB Hailey Dawson, 7-year old girl is spreading awareness for Poland Syndrome, a rare disorder found in one of every 20,000 newborns.

In heartwarming news, several teams from Major League Baseball (MLB) have got together to make a seven year old girl’s dream come true. As per a report on Dailydot.com, Hailey Dawson, a girl with a rare defect that left her without three fingers on her right hand, wanted to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark. As per the report, a number of teams on Thursday came forward, agreeing to let her throw out the first pitch.

The report says that 7-year old girl is spreading awareness for Poland Syndrome, a rare disorder found in one of every 20,000 newborns. As per the report, the rare disease causes an underdeveloped chest wall on one side and occasionally affects fingers. The second grader is missing her pointer, middle, and ring finger. However, she wants to prove to people that kids with prosthetics can live normal lives too. The girl uses a specially designed 3D-printed hand created by researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The reports say that it took several years and many prototypes to find a hand that fit comfortably. The girl now owns six different hands that are made of hard plastic and are held together by fishing lines, the report says.

3D-printing is an alternative to prosthetics however, it can cost tens of thousands of dollars. With her plastic fingers, the girl can do just about anything other six-year-olds are capable of, including tossing a baseball. “(The 3-D printed hand) is operated by wrist movement,” Yong Dawson, her mom, was quoted as saying by MASNsports. “When Hailey’s wrist goes to a down motion, the fingers will grasp and when it goes in the up motion, the fingers release,” she adds.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition