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UF students Give South Florida Teen Printed Prosthetic Limbs

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Two students from the University of Florida's GRiP program — a club that creates and donates three-dimensional printed prostheses to people with upper limb differences — delivered and strapped prosthetic limbs onto a 13-year-old Palm Beach County boy.

The Palm Beach Post reports Jamarion Styles developed a rare bacterial infection when he was 8 months old that forced the amputation of his right arm just below the shoulder blade and his left arm just below the elbow.

The teen has blossomed even without the use of his arms — he plays the drums, mixes hip-hop beats on computer and plays football with friends.

He was given Styles was gifted two types of prostheses, printed in Gainesville using GRiP's grant funding: a prosthetic arm, a prosthetic with drumsticks attached.