- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando City Soccer Club partnered with a group of University of Central Florida students to provide a Brazilian boy with a new 3-D printed arm.

Six-year-old Paulo Costa Boa and his father traveled from Brazil to Orlando this week courtesy of Orlando Health. The boy was born without part of his arm because of a genetic defect. The new arm - made with3-D materials and themed after one of Brazil’s soccer teams - was given to the family for free.

It was the first international delivery for the group of volunteer UCF students, who make arms in a lab at UCF’s main campus in their spare time.

Several Orlando City players, including Brazilian Kaka, were present for the presentation of the new arm at the team’s facility.

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