5-year-old with new 'Iron Man' 3-D printed hand throws out first pitch

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Jack Carder, 5, throws out first pitch with brand new 3D printed hand
Shortly after getting a new Iron Man 3-D printed hand, 5-year-old Jack Carder threw out the first pitch at a Clippers game.

Five-year-old Jack Carder got to throw out the first pitch at a Columbus Clippers game Tuesday, but that's not even the coolest thing that's happened to him this week.

Jack, an Avengers fan and aspiring superhero, was born with one thumb and no fingers on his right hand, according to WSYX-ABC 6.

This week Jack got a new 3-D printed hand that looks just like Iron Man's. The hand even has a 'laser' on the palm with glow-in-the-dark accents just like Tony Stark's uniform, NEWS10 ABC reports.

It was created for him after his mom reached out to ENABLE, a group of college students in Albany, New York, who create cool 3-D printed hands for kids.

The students spent 20 hours a week for more than a month to create Jack's hand, but it didn't even cost them $50, they told WSYX-ABC 6. They gave it to Jack for free.