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Stoughton teen creates prosthetic hand for 11-year-old

Nov 28, 2016

STOUGHTON — Ian Bormett is a teenager with a lot going on. He’s on the Stoughton High School swim team, the track team, the school newspaper and the student senate. He’s a triathlete with lots of friends and a 3.96 GPA.

But when he learned of a neighborhood boy who’d been on the waiting list for a prosthetic left hand for almost two years, he set about making him one with a 3-D printer in his school’s fabrication lab. More



Jonah Friedrich, 11, born without a left hand, demonstrates the new hand and arm Ian Bormett, left, made for him using his high school's 3D printer.

Michelle Berryman