Boy gets prosthetic hand made from 3D printer

By Erica Young - News Producer, Lauren Freeman - Anchor

LEAGUE CITY, Texas - It was a day one League City boy and his classmates at Mossman Elementary School will never forget Friday.

Five-year-old Keith Harris showed off his prosthetic hand that was created by a 3D printer. The mechanical hand was a big hit with all his friends.

Harris was born with a condition called symbrachydactyly. But Friday he was showing off his new high-tech hand.

He's thrilled to be learning how it works. He even picked out the colors.

"It's not that hard," he said. "When I first got my hand, I thought it would be difficult to do stuff with it. It's blue and black because that's my favorite color."

His mother Kim Harris couldn't be happier with his new 3D prosthetic.

"This is something that's been really positive that's come out of having an upper-limp difference," she said. "His personality has really come alive. He's had confidence that he's never had before."

Keith is a baseball fan so to make today extra special, members of the Clear Falls High School baseball team showed up to bring him a cap and T-shirt.

His classmates also got to learn about 3D that were used to create Keith's hand.

Keith's grandfather found a group called Enable online who ended up helping provide the 3D printed hand. Keith will have to go to physical therapy to continue to learn how to use it.

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