When Mick Ebeling heard about a 14-yr-old boy named Daniel living in a refugee camp in Sudan, who had lost both his arms during a raid, he decided he had to do something, despite having no medical training whatsoever. So Mick crowdsourced the problem and an inventive design for a new prosthetic arm emerged. Mick flew with his designs and a 3D printer to Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, where he set up the first 3D-printing prosthetic lab and training facility in Sudan.
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