Now that’s a happy face right there.
Siena College students created a very special prosthetic for 9-year-old Karissa Mitchell, who was born without a right hand. But what makes the prosthetic so special? Well, it turns out that Mitchell’s favorite movie is Disney’s Frozen, so the Siena students took that theme and ran with it. The ice arm even has a detachable Olaf light!
The college noted that the school’s student run e-NABLE program designed, assembled, and 3D printed the prosthetic. They were also involved with the Iron Man prosthetic designed by Pat Starace back in 2014. When Karissa’s mother, Maria, heard about Starace’s prosthetic, she wondered if e-NABLE could help out her daughter. One of the e-NABLE students, Alyx Gleason, noted that Mitchell was pretty pleased when she got to check out the printed-hand. “Karissa’s face lit up when we showed her a test hand. She is a very deserving girl,” Gleason said.
Check out the video below.
— Siena College (@SienaCollege) June 22, 2016