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Isabella's 3-D Printed Arm With Gripping Hand a Joy to Behold

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Isabella lights up the moment she puts on her new arm. (YouTube)

By    |   Monday, 24 Aug 2015 10:01 AM

A video of Isabella, an 8-year-old English girl who recently received a 3-D printed arm, is warming hearts on social media with more than 340,000 YouTube views since it was posted last week -- not to mention little Isabella's heart.

Stephen Davies, a volunteer for e-NABLE, said Isabella was the second recipient of the organization's 3-D mechanical prosthetic hand, which the organization created, designed and gives away for free to children.

Davies, who lives in Swansea, Wales, traveled to Isabella's Bristol home to deliver the package in person, said the Huffington Post. Davies, who was born with a missing left hand, said e-NABLE also designs prosthetics.

"We all have our idea of the perfect gift," wrote the Huffington Post's Ron Dicker. "But, trust us, few could probably compare with the box 8-year-old Isabella is about to open. This child's luminous joy at receiving a 3D-printed arm with a gripping hand may just stick with you for the rest of the summer -- and beyond."

Isabella's father Matt said his daughter lit up with joy after receiving the prosthetic arm.

"The impact on Isabella's confidence was almost immediate, she's never been a shy girl but we are aware of when she is self-conscious, particularly in public places where she tends to get the odd unwanted stare or whispered question," he said.

"The gadget is so bright and bold that she insisted on wearing it to the local supermarket straight after she got it and proudly strutted around wanting the world to see it. She's been keen to show it off and explain how it works ever since she got it and to almost anyone that will listen," he said.

Isabella's joy over receiving the mechanical 3-D printed arm touch numerous people on Twitter.


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A video of Isabella, an 8-year-old English girl who recently received a 3-D printed arm, is warming hearts on social media with more than 340,000 YouTube views since it was posted last week -- not to mention little Isabella's heart.
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