Seven-year-old Hailey Dawson was born with Poland syndrome. A disorder that limits the development of the pectoral muscle and other muscles on one side of the body. As a result, Dawson was born with only three fingers, but now her life is getting easier with the 3d printed hand.
She’s a big fan of the sport, but was limited in her movements. This ended when a 3D printed prosthetic hand was developed by the engineering department at the University of Las Vegas in 2014. The hand was attached to her arm, after which she was able to fully grip a baseball. In August 2015, she threw out the first pitch at Camden Yards.
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A few years later, Dawson (a Nevada native) met up with fellow Nevada product Bryce Harper. She went on to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals game back in June.
Amazing little girl with an admirable wish:
Bleacher Report, the company put together a short video about Hailey and her story. Her goal in so throw out the first pitch at every single stadium in the MLB. Since the video was published, 24 out of the 28 teams have responded.
7-year-old Hailey Dawson wants to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark with her 3-D printed hand pic.twitter.com/onStqhEzyB
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 7, 2017