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News   July 3, 2019   by Renee Montague

Kids help classmate pursue dream of becoming a tech

A heartwarming story is making the rounds on social media, showing how Polish students helped a one-armed girl pursue her dream of becoming an automotive technician.

Nineteen-year-old Kinga Wawro was born without her right forearm. Nevertheless, she was determined to become a mechanic.

And with the help of some science students at her school, she may well succeed. They designed a prosthetic arm for her, and then 3D printed it.

Wawro’s new arm is equipped with a torch and magnets for holding metal objects and help her when fixing cars.

With the new prosthesis and requiring no assistance, she was able to pass her practical exams at her technical school in Jaroslaw, Poland.

The prosthesis is the result of a project between Wawro’s classmates and the E-Nable foundation, a global community of volunteers who use their 3D printers to create free arms and hands for those in need.

Before the prosthesis, Wawro was afraid of how she would be perceived by others.

“Now, I go out with my prosthesis and I show it off on purpose so that people will see that I’m special,” said Wawro.

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