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 http://www.facebook.com/LimbitlessSolutions to learn more about this incredible project. ‪#‎goodcause‬


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

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