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Community comes together to help get prosthetic arm student

Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 17:55:03-04

Basketball, soccer, tennis, there’s just about nothing that will stop 11-year-old Jordan Harris, even though he has just one arm.

Until he wanted to play the Cello and hit a  temporary roadblock.

“He didn’t think that he couldn’t do it, because he’s been able to do some many other things that he just has that mindset,” said Melida Morris, Harris’ mother.

On the first day of school, he spoke up and told his teacher he wanted to join the band.

“He wanted to be with his friends and wanted to play and they made all this happen,” his mom said.

A team of community leaders, educators, and musicians put their heads together to dream up and fund something special just for Harris.

“I was surprised, like I didn’t expect it,” he said.

It wasn’t until he met Molly Fenick that things got into motion.

A junior at Elyria High School with a passion for prosthetics, Fenick began creating an arm with a special high tech 3-d printer.

“Them being able to accomplish things, is just so like so inspiring to me,” she said about her passion for helping people in need of prosthetics.

Jordan can join his friends doing what he loves.

“When I first walked in with the prototype on, they were all like, they’re jaws dropped,” he said.

His favorite song to play so far is Mary Had A Little Lamb.

The arm that Harris has been playing with for the past week is a prototype, they hope to have a completed version done in the next few weeks.

Enabling him to play in his very first band concert this December.