This Spanish inventor crafts 3-D printed prosthetic arms
and donates them to people around the world
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FOUNDER OF AYUDAME3D, GUILLERMO MARTINEZ, SAYING:"Ayudame3D was born in 2017 during a trip to Kenya where I took five arms printed using 3-D printers to the Rift Valley, to the Bamba Orphanage. Some of the designs existed but I invented other designs in order to make the first arm, using a 3-D printer, for people who have no elbow. The five arms that I took for the five people worked so well and so perfectly that I said to myself, "How am I going to stop here?" So this is when Ayudame3D was born and it started giving our devices, free of cost, to any person around the world that need them. We started with five people and today we are an international organisation in over 50 countries and handling from over 200 to 250 arms every year."
Location: Madrid, Spain
Juan Moyolema received a new limb from Ayudame3D
The 8-year-old was born without the lower part of his left arm
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) EIGHT-YEAR-OLD CHILD RECEIVING PROSTHETIC ARM, JUAN XAVIER MOYOLEMA, SAYING: "It's going to help me pick up things, things like toys, like pillows and things like that."