Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Five-year-old girl throws out first pitch with Orioles-themed robotic hand (VIDEO)

Little Hailey Dawson was born with a rare congenital disease called Poland syndrome, which left the 5-year-old without fingers on her right hand.

But she now has a robotic one made by engineering students at UNLV who used a 3D printer to construct a special, Baltimore Orioles-themed prosthetic hand for her. And that ingenuity allowed Hailey to throw out the first pitch before the O's hosted the A's at Camden Yards on Monday

With her favorite player, third baseman Manny Machado, crouching in front of her, Hailey wound up with her Orioles-customized hand and delivered. 

It was an incredible moment where sports and science came together to help fulfill a little girl's dream.

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