Sophia the bionic kitty

$1,250 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 46 months
My name is Karolyn, I am a combat wounded Veteran, having deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and been injured by a Roadside bomb, I know what it takes to get up, dust yourself off and fight through. I met Sophia and Leonidas, the Official Ambassadors to the San Diego Humane Society via their FB page and fell in love.  However, Sophia had oneeee little problem... Her umbilical cord had been wrapped around her leg when she was born.. She survived by herself with this... When I found her- I had an idea! 
I teamed up with a tech lab in San Diego and have created a prototype prosthetic!!  ALLL funds raised go to the ALL VOLUNTEER designers on the prosthetic project. In turn- So
3503480_1468100958.1034_funddescription.phia will be a therap y cat for kids with bone cancer and our local Veterans houses at Balboa... 


I want to share their PSA commerical with you so you know who they are....
As a Veteran, I dont ask for any help for myself- every dime goes to the volunteers who've now spent nearly 5 months working on this design that's never been made before. we have a few more months to go- transforming the prototype into the live product- you can follow this groundbreaking story at 

Thank you, from one Veteran and two kittens....thank you......

now stay tuned for Sophia's book- soon to be sold everywhere you can find children's books!!
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As you know the prototype is done and we've moved into the final phase. Last week the engineers contacted me letting me know they have to machine a new spring for the prosthetic. The one they have been attempting to use continues to break. We are so close- so close. You can't imagine how hard it is to make something so small that needs to bend in the right spots and only at very precise measurements
Prototype number 1
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The first Prototype is ready- fitting went well and we're making a few more adjustments that will take the next few weeks and cost a bit more in material- but were 80% there
We're almost ready to get up and walk!
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FABLAB is 98% complete with the leg- were almost there!!!!
Just a sneak peak
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Were so close to our goal! Thank you everyone!
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$1,250 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 46 months
Created February 28, 2015
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34 months ago
Katie Wiseman
36 months ago

Good luck Sophia!

38 months ago
Steven Storti
38 months ago

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