A young “Star Wars” fan from Tallahassee, Florida just received a bionic arm modeled after her favorite character, R2-D2. Bella Tadlock, 11, was born without a left hand and after raising $14-thousand, she’s become the first person ever to get a multi-grip bionic arm like this.
Bella’s new “Hero Arm” was created by Open Bionics, which has permission from Lucasfilm to give its bionic limbs “Star Wars”-themed makeovers. Now she’s thrilled to have the life-changing cutting-edge appendage that works by detecting signals from muscles in her arm. She also got a call from Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, to congratulate her on her arm.
“It was wonderful talking with Bella & seeing her incredible new #R2D2HeroArm– This is what a real-life hero looks like!” Hamill tweeted.