Thursday, March 12, 2015

Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) presents 3D-printed bionic Iron Man arm to a child

I have been a fan of the character Iron Man since I can remember, and I absolutely love Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark. RDJ (sorry, it's a long name to keep typing) takes his role seriously and I love coming across examples where he is interacting with children and embraces his inner Tony Stark. On RDJ's Facebook page he recently posted a video where he met Alex, "the most dapper 7-year-old" he'd ever met. Not only did Alex get to meet RDJ, he received an Iron Man inspired prosthetic arm.

Alex was born with a partially developed right arm. RDJ teamed up with Albert Manero who builds and donates low-cost 3D-printed bionic limbs to kids around the world through his volunteer group Limbitless Solutions.

Here is what RDJ said on his Facebook Page as well as a link to his video:
Had the absolute privilege of presenting a brand spanking new 3D-printed bionic Iron Man arm to Alex, the most dapper 7-year-old I’ve ever met. 
Special thanks to Albert Manero, OneNote, and ‪#‎CollectiveProject‬ for their work making artificial limbs like this more affordable for families with kids who want to show the playground how badass they are. Check out to learn more about this incredible project. ‪#‎goodcause‬

Rachel H cannot wait until Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out.

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