By Renita Manley-Garrett on
Robert Downey Jr recently lent his “Tony Stark” character to Limbitless Solutions and Microsoft’s The Collective Project to enhance the life of a young boy with some cool technology.
Downey paid a surprise visit to Alex, a super-hero loving, 7-year-old boy from central Florida who was born with a right arm that was only partially developed.
During their meeting, Downey revealed two closed Stark Industries briefcases on a coffee table. Sitting on a couch with an eager Alex, Downey simultaneously open the briefcases revealing what seemed to be two Iron Man bionic arms. One arm was the actual arm from Iron Man, and the other was a real, near replica of the movie arm. Both Downey and Alex tried on their arms for comparison, and ended their comparison with a bionic fist bump.
The free, bionic arm was made by Limbitless Solutions, a volunteer group at the University of Central Florida that specializes in building unique, creative bionic arms for children world-wide. Limbitless Solutions and their founder, Albert Manero, were seeking support as part of the #Collection Project, and Downey was interested in getting involved.
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