Darth Vader Helps Fulfill Child’s Dream – Delivers Bionic Arm to 9-Year-Old

Darth Vader Helps Fulfill Child's Dream – Delivers Bionic Arm to 9-Year-Old

Nine-year-old Alvin Garcia Flores met Darth Vader on Thursday when the Star Wars character presented the Nebraska child a black box during a school assembly. Inside was a 3-D printed bionic arm Alvin had put on his Christmas list. Alvin was born without his right arm, but thanks to University of Central Florida-based Limbitless Solutions […]

NBC's TODAY Show Features 12 Arms for Christmas Campaign

A team of UCF students delivering bionic arms to make 12 children’s Christmas wishes come true was featured Sunday on NBC’s TODAY Show. Limbitless Solutions, the UCF-based nonprofit organization that provides 3-D-printed bionic arms and hands to children at no cost to their families, started its 12 Arms for Christmas campaign with a delivery to […]

UCF Student Earns Governor's Top State Volunteer Honor

Florida Gov. Rick Scott presented UCF engineering graduate student Albert Manero with the Champion of Service Award in Tallahassee on Tuesday. The governor and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman made the presentation to Manero, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate, who with fellow students launched the Limbitless Solutions nonprofit organization that provides 3-D-printed bionic arms and […]

UCF, Orlando City Soccer Club Give Brazilian Boy Bionic Arm

Orlando City Soccer Club and the University of Central Florida partnered Friday to change the life of a 6-year-old boy forever. Paulo Boa Nova and his father, Claudio Boa Nova, traveled from Brazil to Orlando, courtesy of Orlando Health, where they met with UCF students who created a 3-D printed arm for the boy. Paulo […]