COLUMBUS, Ohio — A boy born without a functioning hand got a new one thanks to a group of college students.
Not only that, the Columbus Clippers minor league baseball team invited Jack Carder, 5, to throw out the first pitch at Tuesday’s game.
Jack was born with a right hand that did not fully form, resulting in four non-usable fingers.
After a bone graft, Jack was able touse his thumb. He’s adapted pretty well and is able to play baseball, his favorite sport.
Jack’s mother Laura was introduced to students at Siena College in upstate New York by an organization that matches limb-different children with programs that use 3-D technology to create mechanical prosthetics.
The team at Siena took measurements from photos and built the hand with a 3-D printer.