Prosthetic Designer Finds His Bliss Helping Thousands of Animals Run Again

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Credit: Instagram / @animalorthocare

Hudson is one of Campana’s patients. This sweet boy was found in NY with his paw nailed to a train track. By the time his adoptive family found Hudson in this predicament, he has sustained injuries to every leg.  The New York family rescued Hudson and tracked down Derrick Campana in Virginia.  Campana was so moved by the story that he left for NY straight away. The first thing Hudson did when he got his new prosthetic was run!

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Credit: Instagram / @animalorthocare

Animal Ortho Care’s devices cost between $500 and $1,200. They are crafted on plaster molds made from limb casts sent in from owners, veterinarians, and rehab facilities.

Campana says the most rewarding part of his career is seeing the animals walk again for the first time. He wishes 3D printing wasn’t so expensive so that he could help a lot more animals.

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Credit: Instagram / @animalorthocare

You can help this Dr. Dolittle continue saving the lives of thousands of animals by visiting his GoFundMe page.