In a world seemingly filled with nothing but bad news, it's refreshing to hear about a dream coming true every once in a while. Three-year-old Rayden Kahae's dream, for example, was to have two hands like his sister. Thanks to some great engineers and a 3D printer, he now has one modeled off of his favorite superhero, Iron Man.
Nicknamed Bubba, Rayden was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) which occurs when the fetus becomes entangled in fibrous string-like amniotic bands in the womb, restricting blood flow and affecting the baby’s development. This restriction can lead to an array of anomalies, depending on which body parts are affected.
"He knew from earlier on when he could notice that his sister had two hands and he didn't, that he always said he doesn't like that hand he wanted one like [his sister's]," said his Grandmother, Rulan Waikiki.
Luckily for Rayden, the kind folks at E-nable caught wind of his predicament thanks to his grandmother reaching out. Not only did he recieve a new, fully-functional hand, but it was based on Iron Man - which was exactly what he wanted.
Normally, prosthetic hands can range in price all the way up to $40,000. Rayden's cost $50 via 3D printer, but absolutely nothing for his family, who were gifted Rayden's hand (and every refitted hand after) for free.
Check out the video for a look at Rayden receiving his hand.
This isn't the first time E-nable has made a kid feel like a superhero. A quick dive through their gallery shows an assortment of great work for kids in need: