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

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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!

Resources: independent.co.uk, theguardian.com

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  • mangogirl
    mangogirlTuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:12 pm
    Woooow
    • ironmanrlz
      ironmanrlzWednesday, April 8, 2020 at 8:57 pm
      I think it is one of the best things i ever seen
      • WaygameMonday, October 14, 2019 at 8:23 pm
        Best touching video ever what a guy keep on going alex😂😂😂
        • WaymanMonday, October 14, 2019 at 8:15 pm
          Wow what a touching moment😂😂😂
          • chugg1
            chugg1Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:12 am
            Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            • am-olm1
              am-olm1Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 2:25 pm
              Amazing!!! I love the video but I fell sad for the boy because he does not have an arm.☹️
              • smartpinkgirl
                smartpinkgirlTuesday, September 17, 2019 at 9:07 am
                I feel sad for the boy who has a unfinished arm.
                • Endgame 2000000Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 2:32 pm
                  Awesome!
                  • ethanfay23
                    ethanfay23Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:07 am
                    This is super cool. The extra cool part is that the kid got the mark 42 arm which is such a cool suit.
                    • iM uR dADThursday, December 13, 2018 at 10:52 am
                      I like how he got saved by a superhero aka tony stark, but it doesnt show his last name.