YORK, S.C. – Eleven-year-old AC Lingerfelt wears her worst day out loud.
- Last May, she lost a portion of her finger
- Her science teacher at Hickory Grove-Sharon Elementary found a blueprint for a finger
- The printer can also print larger, bigger models
Last May, the fifth grade student says she lost a portion of her finger while doing yard work on a four-wheeler.
Now, she's writing in her classroom with a new digit.
Her science teacher at Hickory Grove-Sharon Elementary found a blueprint for a finger they could use with the school's 3-D printer.
"It means a lot, really,” Lingerfelt said. “I'm so thankful for all that Ms. Shriver and Mr. Clemence did for me because I never thought that someone would ever do this for me."
It's a fully-functioning prosthetic finger made of hard plastic that won't bend or break.
The printer can also print larger, bigger models that will be fitted to AC’s hand as she grows.