Everyone Rejected Him Due To His “Ugly” Legs, But One Woman Gave Him A Chance

Derby the Husky was born with severely deformed front legs that ruined his chances of ever walking or running properly.

He was rescued by a shelter, but his restricted mobility made it impossible for him to find a home.

What’s worse was that the desperate pooch would often scrape and injure himself while trying to move around like other shelter dogs.

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Due to Derby’s uniquely twisted legs, it was difficult for him to find suitable prosthetics. Even when the dog was hooked up to a wheelchair, the result was not at all promising.

Just when the shelter workers had lost all hope for this unlucky boy, Tara Anderson from “3D Systems” walked into his life!

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When Tara learned about Derby, she couldn’t take her mind off his pitiful state. She resolved to help him find his independence, and also offered to foster him.

She got a team together at 3D Systems and began working out various options to get Derby his own prosthetic legs.

After various design trials on computer, the team finally zeroed in on a model that would fit Derby perfectly!

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Derby’s 3D prosthetics experience was a real eye-opener! Not only was he able to walk and run again, but the 3D printing aspect also enabled Tara and her team to make custom height or size modifications as necessary!

He was started off on legs with low height and the height will slowly be increased to his optimal height. Shortly after getting his “3D legs”, Derby was adopted by a loving couple.

This sweet pooch is living his dream life now – all thanks to technology and some big-hearted humans!

Click the video below to watch how Derby’s 3D prosthetics changed his life forever.

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