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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.

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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.

[ABC News]