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Students use 3D printers to reconstruct severed fingers

Written by Paul

September 20, 2018

HONOLULU (KHON2) – The power of technology is being harnessed to help one man who lost the use of his hand. The people helping him are an unlikely group of kids. Mike Thomforde has been wood working his whole life but on June 30th, for the first time, he put on gloves to use the table saw. “Something on the glove itself caught and swoosh,” said Mike. Mike lost his left index and middle fingers. Almost lost his ring finger. Doctors told him they couldn’t re-attach them. “Even now when I tie my shoes, it’s difficult just to even tie my shoe,” said Mike. “So it’s like just swallowing that, but I’m thankful for my Heavenly Father that gave me the strength to get through.” That’s when Mike discovered that there was a group here in Honolulu that builds prosthetics using 3D printers, and they do it for free. […]

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