Hello Everyone who donated to our site, and those who are viewing it.
We are finishing our last design for the school year (as we are not able to work on it over the summer), and expect it to be done by the end of the week. We have designed, built, and tested seven different designs, each one improving upon the last. We hope that with this design we will finally have something that we can give to Zaxton to play with. Thank you all again for helping us reach this point. We would certainly not be here without you.
We hope to continue our efforts in creating cheap and easy to us hands that can be printed by anyone with a 3D printer.
We are students of Leander High School, Leander tx. For the past 5 months, we have been engaged in the SkillsUSA Competition. We are building a prosthetic hand for a 2 year old boy named Zaxton who was born without the middle three fingers on his left hand.
We have built several prototypes now, and continue to grow our expertise in orthopedics and are coming closer and closer to our goal of giving Zaxton a hand in which he will love fully and use effeciently.
We have won first place at both our District and State level competitions, and are now going to compete in Grand Nationals in Kansas City.
The trip, however, cannot be covered by School District funds alone. We are needing roughly $850 per team mate, totaling around $2700.00 We are not able to afford the trip at this moment, and need assisstance. If you are able to help, we would greatly appreciate any donations you can give.
As the parents of a child born with an upper limb deficiency, we thank you for your service in the prosthetic industry! We are looking forward to following your progress at Nationals. We are proud of our local Leander kids!