By: Joseph Schaefer
Derby is a dog with malformed front legs. It wasn't until he was adopted that he got the chance to run.
"I kept looking at his photo and hearing his story, and I cried literally every time," caretaker Tara Anderson told 3D Systems. "Finally, I messaged [her] and I was like 'Okay, I'll do it. I'll take care of him!'"
Tara felt the obligation to help Derby and started by getting him a cart, which helped but still limited his mobility and ability to play with other dogs.
Unsatisfied with the wheeled options to assist disabled dogs, Tara sought additional help. The result was a set of custom designed, 3D printed prosthetic legs that allow Derby to run, play and LIVE!