Real Life Inspiration: Libraries change lives but this local news story about Andrew, Ezra and the Chattanooga Public Library 4th Floor makerspace is inspiring, endearing, and motivating. Must read for librarians and everyone who ever questioned the maker movement and our libraries’ roles therein. It’s a great Sunday post.
Cook: The father of invention (with video)
“Ezra Reynolds watches his 2-year-old son eat yogurt with a prosthetic spoon he created on the Chattanooga Hamilton County Library’s 3-D printer. The printer allows Reynolds to make micro-adjustments as Andrew grows, with a material cost of less than $2 per piece.
by David Cook
“Meet Andrew Reynolds, the luckiest little kid around.
Two years ago, he was born without a right hand.
Or a left hand.
His right leg ended at his knee.
His left leg? Just below it.
Then he was abandoned by his mother in an orphanage in Ukraine.
(What’s that? Oh, yes. The lucky part.)
So last summer, little Andrew’s lying in a Ukrainian orphanage, limbless and hopeless, when in walks the man who would soon become his dad.”
Got your attention? Read on to see what happened . . .