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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hello Animal Lovers,

Meet Derby: hes a shelter dog who was unfortunately born with deformities. His front paws are too small, and to walk around he needs to kind of shuffle along the ground. It was heartbreaking to watch, but when some kind family took him in they went to get some help.

Of course the first order of business was to try wheels, but you can see from the video that is not ideal. With some customized printed 3D parts, Derby was able to walk again. And if you notice the low profile he still has, it was done intentionally: since all the muscles were used to that low angle, they didnt want to startle his system right away.

Later improvements have increased the height so Derby runs just like any other dog now! Its awesome to see the process and how obviously happy he is.

Pleasant Watching,
-Khalil
k.ali@gophercentral.com

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