FEEL GOOD NEWS: Nonprofit Gives 5-Year-Old 'Stormtrooper' Prosthetic Hand

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Things most kids take for granted, like gripping a pencil or throwing a ball, have been more of a challenge for Jacob Taggart, a five-year-old from Phoenix, Arizona, who was born with a deformed hand. But thanks to the More Foundation, life is getting a little easier for the boy.

The nonprofit built Jacob a prosthetic arm with 3D printing technology. And it’s not just any boring, regular prosthetic. Marc Jacofsky, executive director of More Foundation explains, "We have customized it to meet his size and requirements and we have also customized it to meet his personality by making it a Stormtrooper hand.”

Often insurance won’t cover prosthetics for kids, but Jacob’s family didn’t have to pay either, this arm was a gift from More Foundation. “We hope we’ve changed his life for the better,” Jacofsky says. “It’s the best gift I’ve ever given.”

Source: ABC15

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