Boy, 12, with one arm has new prosthetic limb made by his teacher for just £30


A BOY born with one arm has had a new prosthetic limb made by his teacher for just £30.

Lewis McCaslin, 12, was given the limb by Daniel Grant, who made it look like his pupil’s favourite film character Iron Man.

Lewis McCaslin is looking forward to doing things other kids can do

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Lewis McCaslin is looking forward to doing things other kids can doCredit: SWNS
Mr Grant made Lewis a 'bionic' arm using a 3D printer in the school's DT department

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Mr Grant made Lewis a ‘bionic’ arm using a 3D printer in the school’s DT departmentCredit: SWNS

Mr Grant sent measurements of Lewis’ right arm to charity Team UnLimbited.

It returned files to make the arm on the 3D printers at Bradfield School, Sheffield.

Lewis said: “I am so excited to be able to ride my bike in the summer and be like everybody else.”

His mum Nicki, 35, said: “He loves it. This has given him a real boost, it is definitely life-changing.”

The youngster had been born without a left forearm after complications at birth

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The youngster had been born without a left forearm after complications at birthCredit: SWNS

The NHS gave Lewis a prosthetic limb aged five but he found it uncomfortable and too heavy.

His new arm is lighter and lets him grip on to things as the fist closes when it is lifted.

Mum Nicki, 35, says Lewis is looking forward to playing ball with his brothers Joshua, 15, Connor, 11 and Jamie, ten.

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