The 11-year-old boy without finger gets 3D-Printed hands for Christmas
For the first time in the life of Gavin Sumner, a Tennessee resident will be able to hold and grip things all thanks to 3D printing technology; Gavin Sumner was born with a missing finger, left foot and also only had 40 percent of his tongue; But after receiving custom made 3D printed fingers on Christmas, he will be able to hold and grip things.
An 11-year-old Tennessee boy who was born without any fingers received one of the best Christmas gifts he could ever imagine — a pair of custom 3D-printed hands.
Gavin Sumner received a pair of 3D printed hands that allows him to hold things that he was unable to do until now.
The 11-year old was born without fingers and his left foot. He also has only 40 percent of his tongue. The boy’s family had set up a surprise for him and tricked him into going to the Mayor’s office, saying his aunt was getting an award. However, it was Sumner who received the best gift that will change his life forever.
Recalling the moment when her son received the custom made fingers, Kori said that she was grateful to Economos and his team who took almost a year of modifications and trials;