Five-year-old boy with ‘Iron Man’ prosthetic hand throws out first pitch (video)
A five-year-old Ohio boy with a prosthetic hand modeled to resemble one worn by Iron Man threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Columbus Clippers — the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians — on Tuesday.
Jack Carder was born with only a thumb and no fingers on his right hand but recently was outfitted with a 3D prosthetic hand designed by 13 Siena College (N.Y.) students who are part of the school’s chapter of the non-profit group e-NABLE.
Just like Iron Man’s hand, the prosthetic includes a “laser” in its palm and features glow-in-the-dark accents, per NEWS10 ABC.
The students traveled to Ohio to present Jack with the hand on Tuesday. They say it only required 20 hours of work and cost a meager $50 to create. They gave it to the young huge superhero fan for free.
Here’s video of Jack’s big moment on the diamond.
Pretty impressive toss from the kid, too. Nice.
“He’s just an amazing little boy,” Laura Carder, Jack’s mother, told WSYX-ABC 6. “He loves sports, he plays T-ball, he plays soccer.”
And now he has thrown out a ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game. Quite a week for the little tyke.