July 17 (UPI) — A team of New Hampshire eighth graders designed a 3D-printed wheelchair for a blind kitten with a spinal condition that affects his ability to walk.
Carrie Barron of Portsmouth said Ray, the 6-month-old kitten she adopted from the Odd Cat Sanctuary in Salem, Mass., faces unique struggles due to being born with abnormally small eyes that can’t see and an inoperable spinal disorder that makes it so his back legs can’t be used to walk.
“He does have a lot of challenges but he doesn’t know that. He’s very happy. He plays and he’s really well-adjusted,” Barron told WGME-TV. “He’s not paralyzed he can feel his legs but he can’t move them in the motion to walk. He can move them though to scoot, so he does scoot around the house really well.”
Ray also captured the heart of neighbor Erin Bakkom, who teaches eighth graders at Portsmouth Middle …