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Little Rock student creates prosthetic hand for fellow student

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KATV) -

A Little Rock Christian Academy student has spent his senior year doing what he loves and helping others.

Nicholas Powell focused what he's learned on biomedical engineering to create a fashionable prosthetic limb for a fellow student.

KATV sat down with Powell and he said, "I found this organization that 3D prints prosthetics for people and matches these people to get these prosthetics."

Powell used a 3D printer at school to create several prototypes for the hand.

He then found seven-year-old Caitlin Scherrey, a second grader at their school, who was born without a hand.

"We actually left if up to her," said Evie Scherrey, Caitlin's mom. "We asked her if she wanted one and before we could even get two words out she was over the moon and was like, 'yes, yes!'"

Scherrey is still trying to master the new hand and says she's a little scared to use it at times because she's concerned it could break.

Powell has a new outlook on his future of helping people.

He plans to attend the University of Arkansas next fall and continue his studies on biomedical engineering.

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