Canadian girl gets new hand made by local high school

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A little girl in Canada got her special delivery from Cardinal Ritter High School in Indianapolis.

Two weeks ago, 24-Hour News 8 shared the story of an engineering class who made a 3D hand for a 6-year-old3D hand

On Thursday pictures of Chelsea in Toronto showed her wearing her new hand. She also had the stuffed bear that was part of the gift pack prepared by the class.

Chelsea was born without fingers on her left hand. The Ritter creation gives her the dexterity should lacked until now.

Carita Girman, the engineering instructor at Ritter, said she and the class are happy Chelsea likes the hand.

In email to Chelsea’s mom, Girman said “let us know if it is comfortable and that she can grasp objects well. We can always make adjustments now and in the future as she grows.”

An organization called “Enabling the Future” has done this before. The organization describes itself as “a network of passionate volunteers using 3D printing to give the World a “Helping Hand.” Enabling Our Future matched Chelsea with Girman’s class at Ritter. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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