Darth Vader Delivered A 3D Printed Arm To Boy In Need

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This is awesome. Alvin Garcia Flores had been born without an arm, and the folks at Limbitless Solutions printed up and provided him with one in a presentation before his entire school.

Members of the 501st Legion’s Central Garrison (which serves Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota) were on hand to present Alvin with his brand new arm.


Disclaimer: I’m a member of the 501st’s New England Garrison.

Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit organization located in Florida, with a mission to create “advance personalized bionics and solutions for disabilities.” Remember when Robert Downey Jr. delivered an arm to a child last year? Same group. When Alvin’s Principal Terry Burton saw the video, he immediately thought of Alvin:

He later showed him the video. Alvin’s response: “Oh, I want one of those,” Burton said. “I was kind of in a corner.”

He wrote to Limbitless. The organization agreed to build the arm.

The 501st Legion showed up with Darth Vader and a couple of stormtroopers, and presented Alvin with an arm modeled after that of a stormtrooper’s arm.


[Living Well Nebraska]

Image credit: Limbitless Solutions