The 7-year-old Las Vegas girl who made headlines for wanting to throw a pitch at every MLB ballpark will take the mound this fall to toss the ceremonial first pitch during Game 4 of the World Series! Hailey Dawson, who was born with Poland syndrome and uses a 3-D printed hand, has always loved baseball.
But the syndrome, which occurs in about one in 20,000 newborns and affected the development of her right pectoral muscle and fingers, prevented her from playing the game.
Hailey’s mom, Yong, emailed the University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Engineering to see if they could help. After about six months of testing and fittings, Hailey was given her new 3D printed hand.
THEY 3D PRINTED A HAND! THAT IS AMAZING!!
Hailey has gotten pretty good with her new hand, and has officially been invited to throw out the first pitch at a World Series game this year!
Congratulations to Hailey, and huge props to UNLV and the MLB for making her dream come true!