The dad has also built more than 20 limbs for other kids using the same technique.
When Sol Ryan was born, he came out of the womb in an awkward position, which resulted in the formation of a blood clot in his left arm. Doctors quickly realized Sol would not be able to keep the limb and it was amputated before he left the hospital. Ben Ryan, Sol’s dad, decided that having one arm “wasn’t good enough for his son”, so he decided to do something about it. At first, Ben found a sponge in the kitchen which he fashioned into a temporary surrogate arm. He immediately noticed Sol clearly wanting to use both his arms.
Despite having no real engineering experience, Ben then upgraded his son’s prosthetic limb by making an arm out of gluing together household items, such as metal washers and a screwdriver handle. Thankfully, Ben eventually realized that the best way to build his son a prosthetic arm was with a 3-D…
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