According to the National Institute of Health, Amniotic Band Syndrome is a congenital disorder caused by the entrapment of fetal parts, like arms and legs, in fibrous amniotic bands while in utero. The entrapment occurs when the baby becomes entangled in their umbilical cord and loses blood flow to their limbs.
In Texas, a two-year-old boy named Kaedon was born with the condition; and when a local high school found out about it, they decided they wanted to build him a hand. Remarkably, the computer science class at Brenham High School used a design on the Internet and a $1500 3D printer to build Kaedon a new hand.
Learn more about Kaedon’s new hand in the video below and see the picture of the new hand below it!