Hailey Dawson, young sports fan with 3D printed hand, drops puck at Vegas Golden Knights hockey game

3ders.org | 2/13/2018 | Staff
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Hailey Dawson, a young girl with a 3D printed prosthetic arm, was invited to drop the puck at an NHL hockey game between the Las Vegas Golden Knights and the Philadelphia Flyers this past Sunday. Hailey had previously been invited by many professional baseball teams to throw the first ceremonial pitch using her 3D printed prosthetic.

At just seven years old, Hailey Dawson has become something of a sports icon in the United States.

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The young girl, who was born with a rare congenital disease called Poland Syndrome, causing her to be born with only two fingers on her right hand, was fitted with a special prosthetic hand a few years ago, which would let her pursue her love for America’s favorite pastime: baseball.

The 3D printed prosthetic was designed by a team of engineers from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Evidently, Hailey’s dedication and passion for baseball even at such a young age caught the attention of...
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