Annika Emmert will never forget the visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium that completely changed her life.

The 10-year-old, who was born without her right hand and part of her arm, thought she was opening a cooler with dolphin food. Instead, it turned out to be her very own bionic limb made by University of Central Florida Students, according to a story by The Associated Press.


The 3D printed limb was made by Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit created by UCF students with a goal to print bionic arms free of charge for children.

Advertisement first reported on RDJ Bionic Arm on Limbitless Solutions when they teamed up with Robert Downey Jr. to deliver an Iron Man 3D printed arm to a boy named Alex Pring.


The AP story says that Emmert was accompanied by Cozi Zuehlsdorff, the actress who played Hazel Haskett in “Dolphin Tale”

“We wanted to do something really special for Anni,” Albert Manero, UCF Student and Limbitless Solutions executive director told AP.

“Oh my gosh, thank you,” she told Limbitless Solutions, according to a story by UCF Today.

<Katrina Poggio contributed to this article.