ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando City Soccer Club partnered with a group of University of Central Florida students to provide a Brazilian boy with a new 3-D printed arm.
Six-year-old Paulo Costa Boa and his father traveled from Brazil to Orlando this week courtesy of Orlando Health. The boy was born without part of his arm because of a genetic defect. The new arm — made with3-D materials and themed after one of Brazil’s soccer teams — was given to the family for free.
It was the first international delivery for the group of volunteer UCF students, who make arms in a lab at UCF’s main campus in their spare time.
Several Orlando City players, including Brazilian Kaka, were present for the presentation of the new arm at the team’s facility.