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Boy born with no hands, lower legs takes in life as a Yankee

Though Landis Sims, 10, was born without hands or half his legs, he signed a minor league contract Monday with the New York Yankees.

 

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Source: Boy born with no hands, lower legs takes in life as a Yankee – Yankees Blog- ESPN

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Kids With Disabilities Become Superheros By Designing Their Own Prosthetics

One design was called “Project Unicorn.” Need we say more?

Source: Kids With Disabilities Become Superheros By Designing Their Own Prosthetics

Cat Walks For The First Time After Receiving Titanium Prosthetic Legs

Vincent the cat was born with an abnormality in his hind legs, which meant he couldn’t walk. Abandoned as a kitten, he was left in the hands of the Story County Animal Shelter in Iowa. Usually, it’s bad news for a kitten in this position. However, thanks to the determination of workers at the shelter, some top veterinarians and an experimental procedure, he’s now back on his feet and very happy.

Source: Cat Walks For The First Time After Receiving Titanium Prosthetic Legs | IFLScience

Cancer Patient Receives 3D-Printed Titanium Ribcage

A cancer patient in Spain has received a 3D-printed chest prosthetic made of lightweight titanium in a first-of-its-kind surgery. It consists of a sternum and parts of a ribcage specifically designed to fit the man’s chest after certain sections had to be removed because of a tumor. The patient was discharged 12 days after surgery, and he’s been recovering well.

Source: Cancer Patient Receives 3D-Printed Titanium Ribcage | IFLScience