January 22, 2022

Texas: Clear Lake Library 3D Printing Lab Helps 5-Year-Old Get New Hand

Note: The story linked below includes a 3:35 embedded video report, what was broadcast on KPRC in Houston.

From KPRC-Houston:

When the parents of a 5-year-old girl in Victoria set out on quest to find a prosthetic hand for their daughter, little did they know their search would end at a library in Clear Lake.

Katelyn Vincik’s parents said their daughter was born with a left hand that was not fully formed. While Katelyn has always known her left hand was a little different than her right, it has not slowed her down.


Katelyn has been on a waiting list for more than a year for a functional prosthetic.


Kimberly Vincik said she then began searching the internet for options.

“I looked up every website imaginable,” Kimberly Vincik said. “I printed out stuff for each place, I contacted people at each place. I was determined, needless to say.”

While scouring the internet, Kimberly Vincik came across a link for the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library. More specifically, Vincik saw the library has a 3D printing lab.

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See Also: Texas library makes prosthetic hand with 3-D printer for 5-year-old (via NY Daily News)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.