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Toronto Blue Jays invite girl, 7, with 3D-printed hand to pitch

CityNews | posted Tuesday, Sep 19th, 2017

 Hailey Dawson is coming to Toronto.

The seven-year-old girl, who has a 3D-printed right hand, wants to throw a pitch at every Major League Baseball stadium.

On Monday, the Toronto Blue Jays said they couldn’t wait to welcome her to the Rogers Centre.

According to her Twitter feed, Dawson has already pitched at Camden Yards and Nationals Park, and is on her way to visit the other 28 of the 30 MLB stadiums.

Hailey Dawson, a 5-year-old from Las Vegas, throws the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Hailey was born with Poland Syndrome. Engineering students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas created the "Flexy Hand 2" that she wore to throw the ball. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)

The Jays were the last team to reach out. She will also be throwing out the first pitch before Game 4 of the World Series. A date for the Toronto game has not yet been set.

The University of Nevada in Las Vegas, where Dawson is from, created her hand. Dawson was born with Poland Syndrome, and was born without a right pectoral muscle, which affected the growth of her right hand, the university said.

The UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering for created an economical Robohand for the girl. Click here to watch the slideshow of how the hand was made.


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