Collaboration at Its Miraculous Best

Born four years ago, pretty blue-eyed Harmony Taylor was perfect except for missing her right hand. She used her toddler-sized prosthetic until she outgrew it last fall and the insurance company wouldn’t pay for a bigger hand. Enter the teenagers who belong to West Catholic High’s robotics team, funded by The Wege Foundation. Working with the experts at Mary Free Bed who deal with prosthetic limbs every day, these bright West Catholic teenagers gave Harmony the best Christmas present ever.

Harmony Taylor, 4, tries on her new hand built by the West Catholic robotics team at Cedar Trails Elementary School in Cedar Springs on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Taylor has a condition called Limb Difference and was born without a hand. (Lauren Petracca |
Pieces of equipment that were used to build a new hand by the West Catholic robotics team

**Top photo – Tim Liu, 18, helps Harmony readjust her new hand built by the West Catholic robotics team.