How amazing to read, that just before the Christmas period, Brooklyn Brentnall-Croydon has received a bionic hand. Now he can look forward to riding the bike he hopes Santa will deliver.
The hand is a 3D printed one, and all of the parts had to be printed separately before being pieced together to form this amazing prosthesis.
Even the smallest of activites, like drinking from a cup or tying shoelaces present a challenge for anyone who has any kind of upper limb amputation. A prosthesis that allows them to do these tasks, and regain that independence, is invaluable.
So often modern prosthetics, whilst amazing, are very costly. Now with 3D printing, accesability to a prosthetic limb like this, might be easier for people.
We hope that Santa doesn't disappoint Brooklyn.....
“At first he wasn’t sure, but he’s honestly over the moon – we all are. “Everything was going through my mind, it was a chance for our little boy to do things other children take for granted. “There are so many things you have to think about when your child doesn’t have a hand. “Riding a bike and holding two toys at a time is just so brilliant – but even managing to use a knife and fork at once. “He’ll be able to practice holding a cup and if he’s lucky also a bike on Christmas Day – that will be a dream come true for all of us.