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VIDEO: Little Girl With A 3D Printed Hand Throws First Pitch

Aw!! This is just one of the sweetest moments!

Hailey Dawson is five-years-old and suffered Poland Syndrome that meant one of her hands wasn't fully formed.

She has a bionic hand that was 3D printed and throws the first pitch at an Orioles game in Baltimore, Marylands.

Her mother, Yong Dawson, contacted the team after her daughter asked her if she could pitch at the game.

"She said, 'I wish I could throw the ball out for the big Orioles'," Ms Dawson said.

"So, I thought about it and I thought it's kind of a tall order, but what the heck? I'll try."

Ms Yong contacted the Orioles front office to help fulfil her daughter’s dream, and eventually got a positive call back.

"In my head I was thinking, 'Is this for real?'" she said.

"I can't believe this is going on."

Ms Dawson wants to raise awareness about the affordability of bionic hands, after she decided to get the affordable Flexi-Hand 2 for her daughter.

Ultimately, the goal is not just to have [Hailey’s] dream come true, but to expose the hand and that people can get this hand,” she said.

“And it's available to anybody. It's so easy, so cheap.”

H/T Ninemsn

Photo: YouTube

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