Sci Fi Pulse would like to focus on the 501st Georgia Garrison this Cosplay Wednesday as they helped make a big difference in the life of one young Star Wars fan! John Peterson and his Imperial compatriots from the 501st presented a cool youngling named Liam with a custom-painted Clone Trooper helmet and an amazingly cool advanced looking 3D-printed Clone Trooper prosthetic arm.
Knowing that they wanted to help a Star Wars fan in need, the 501st and John Peterson teamed up with E-Nable, a group of big-hearted volunteers who print arms and hands for kids in need of prosthetic limbs. After a movie showing in Augusta Georgia, Peterson and the 501st presented Liam with the 3D custom printed arm, along with a cool new helmet and then watched in deep satisfaction as Liam was able to use his new arm to pick up a beverage for the first time.
There can simply be no doubt as to the good work and noble intentions of the science fiction fan community and the 501st in particular, as they have been instrumental in helping make the world a little brighter time and time again. Well done John to both the 501st and John Peterson for a great job and May the Force be with Liam and his new arm.
Written by: Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, as well as a science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art, and he currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator. Tye also serves on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Osceola County, with a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on Facebook as well as at www.thelightersideofscifi.com and you can also send him your thoughts and story/article ideas to [email protected]