ORLANDO, Fla. — A 12-year-old boy whose arm was amputated shortly after birth recently got quite the substitute limb thanks to some of his favorite entertainers.
In a recent video uploaded to YouTube, the boy, identified as “Wyatt,” receives a blue 3-D printed robotic arm courtesy of the internationally acclaimed Blue Man Group.
The Blue Man Group reportedly teamed up with Limbitless, which develops personalized bionics and solutions for disabilities, to provide the boy’s arm.
A video of the boy’s story was uploaded to the Blue Man Group’s official YouTube page.
“[The boy] requested a Blue Man arm and everyone helped deliver,” the video says.
Wyatt, who also has autism, was still surprised. He thought he was going backstage for a tour his mother had won in a contest, and couldn’t hold in his excitement upon meeting the group’s members.
Wyatt got to see some backstage props and engineering rooms, and then the men brought him a big black box, which had inside it his new arm.
“My new robotic arm!” Wyatt says with joy.
The boy then took some time to get acclimated to his new limb.
The Blue Man Group even took Wyatt on stage to honor the boy in front of thousands of adoring fans.
Watch Wyatt’s story in the video above.