11 Year Old Gets First Star Wars Bionic Arm Thanks To Mark Hamill

By kncipat on March 4, 2020
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11 year old Bella Tadlock was born with many challenges not the least of which was not having a left arm.  She also happens to be a huge Star Wars fan.  Bella’s mom found out that a local Florida company was about to offer an R2-D2 styled bionic arm.  That’s when Bella posted her story and started a GoFundMe page hoping to raise $14,000.  Guess who saw the post?  Actor Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) stepped in and decided to share it with his 3.6 million followers.  Within days Bella had the money she needed.  She is now the first ever owner and operator of Bristol Company Open Bionics R2-D2 arm.  A few weeks later when she Skyped with two people from the company they had a surprise for her.  

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