Video Of The Week - Tony Stark Fits Disabled Boy With An Iron Man Arm

By Meera Dolasia on March 23, 2015

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What's better than meeting your favorite superhero? How about receiving a bionic arm from him? That's exactly what seven-year-old Alex experienced recently, when he met with Robert Downey Jr. aka Tony Stark!

When the young boy who was born with a partially developed arm was instructed to enter a hotel room, he had no idea what awaited him. Hence, you can only imagine Alex's surprise when Robert Downey Jr. walked in and fitted him with a bionic arm that looked very similar to the one he wore in Iron Man 3.

The arm, which will allow Alex to lead a normal life and be the envy of kids everywhere was created by Alberto Manero. The University of Central Florida Fulbright scholar and doctoral student in mechanical engineering builds and donates low-cost limbs to children around the world. Unlike traditional false limbs that can run as high as $40,000 USD, this 3-D printed prosthetic cost only $350 USD to make. In addition to being affordable it is definitely a lot cooler!


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  • uincron
    uincronSunday, August 6, 2017 at 10:59 am
    I love his movies ; )
    • jojobangSunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm
      i wish i was him so badly
      • tiger441
        tiger441Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:15 am
        me too
      • iron man fanMonday, February 6, 2017 at 10:08 am
        OMG i want to be him
        • lailacat46
          lailacat46Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 9:53 am
          Awwwwww.So sweet. I would start to blush and scream of excitement if i saw my fav super hero.Captain Americe:):):):):):):
          • lemonade11
            lemonade11Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:08 pm
            OH my gosh that was so sweet! Can you imagine loving super heroes, meeting Iron Man and getting a bionic arm that looks almost exactly like Iron Man's!!! COOL
            • .Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:23 am
              • septiplier4life
                septiplier4lifeMonday, November 7, 2016 at 9:31 am
                thats do lit
                • lil_lil101
                  lil_lil101Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm
                  So sweet
                  • disneylover2005
                    disneylover2005Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 5:53 am
                    Sooooooooo CUTE
                    • john cenaMonday, September 19, 2016 at 2:16 pm
                      i want one

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