We first met Derby the dog last year, when he was adopted by his mom, a kind woman who works as for a 3D printing company. Derby was born with bent front legs that were making it difficult for him to get around. In a bold move, his mom decided to use her knowledge of 3D printing to help create a set of legs for her pup. Luckily for him, they worked great!

Since that time, she has been modifying the design, in an attempt to give Derby the quality of life that he deserves. Having a mom who works in 3D printing has proved to be quite the huge advantage for this disabled doggy, who has had many sets of legs while they were working on the perfect design for him.

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It looks like they finally created the perfect pair, made of a flexible material that allows Derby to stand normally, run fast, and sit just like any other dog! And, with all of the knowledge gained while working on Derby’s legs, there may be some opportunities to help other dogs, too. This heartwarming story is a great example of how love and determination can triumph over adversity in almost any situation.



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