- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Students at a suburban Chicago high school have built a prosthetic hand for an 11-year-old who lost the fingers on his right hand in a firework accident.

The (Joliet) Herald-News reports (https://bit.ly/2rtbFx8 ) the JC Engineers Club at Joliet Central High School created the prosthetic hand with a 3-D printer and a lot of hard work.

Ashton Kesler traveled to the school recently from his home in Indiana to receive his prosthetic. When he tried the piece on he was able to make a fist and shake hands.

His aunt, Jessica Hornbeck, says it “makes your heart really happy.”

JC Engineers club sponsor and instructor Dale West says students put in hours before and after school and during breaks to produce the prosthetic. He says their work “blew my mind away.”

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Information from: The Herald-News, https://www.theherald-news.com/

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