We were impressed. In part by the device. In part by the organization. You can read more about e-NABLE here.
We sent a few emails. Took a few photos. And, with the help of some enthusiastic (and fast-acting!) volunteers, Alex is well on his way to serving as a test-pilot for the first round of 3d printed arms. The designs are set to be released in just a few days . . .
Bill and I were not really planning on going down the path of finding a prosthetic for Alex. Most kids with upper limb differences find currently-available prosthetics clunky and uncomfortable. And most kids with upper limb differences, like Alex, really don't run across a whole lot they can't do. But we're intrigued enough by the possibilities of this particular device and, especially, the e-NABLE community that we are joining up with them to see just what a growing group of volunteers can accomplish. While contemplating the larger picture, we're also getting excited about more mundane possibilities - like watching Alex hold a cup of milk and a sandwich at the same time. ;)
We'll post more as the process moves along.