3D Printing Club 3DPCall to Action and Action It Is!
September 27, 2017 UPDATE:
July 12, 2017 – Five days ago I shared a letter sent to me at the 3D Printing Club on FaceBook. What happened next was outstanding and shows how a club that cares can make a difference. I only posted once. Didn’t have to pin to top yet. The thread so active it’s keeping itself on top of the group content on its own merit uplifted by the character, spirit, and soul of the club.
“Dear 3D Printing Club,
I am writing to tell you about a very special little boy and an opportunity that we may have to help support his family. Carson Hall is 5 years old and he lives with his mother, father, and little brother in Hutchinson, KS. One year ago, Carson diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) brain tumor, a fatal pediatric form of cancer. A child diagnosed with DIPG today faces the same prognosis as a child diagnosed 40 years ago. There is still no effective treatment and no chance of survival. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less than 1% survive for 5 years. The median survival time is 9 months from diagnosis, but Carson has already survived a whole year and his family is making the most of their time with him.”
(Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain. They are glial tumors, meaning they arise from the brain’s glial tissue—tissue made up of cells that help support and protect the brain’s neurons.
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) – Dana-Farber/Boston …
“I came to know Carson and his family 5 years ago when his mom and dad owned and operated food booths next to our face painting booth at the Kansas State Fair. They are a very hard-working family. I remember his mom being pregnant with him and then later pregnant with their second son. Last year we found out the terrible news of Carson’s diagnosis. All the vendors at the fair became aware and gave Carson the opportunity to make as many memories as possible. Understandably so, Carson’s family has a goal to make the most of his time on Earth, no matter what the cost. They have never asked for a dime but when I followed Carson’s story on Facebook via the page “Carson’s Crusaders”, I knew that I wanted to do whatever I could to help.
My husband got a 3D printer in March and he started making toys, including whistles. This is where I got the idea for the project. My hope is that I may receive some help from an experienced 3D printer programmer to write a program for a whistle that would have Carson’s initials (CH) on it, along with a loop so that a lanyard can attach. Once a pattern is made, I was hoping that the members of the 3D Printing Club would be willing to make whistles and donate them to the cause by September 2nd, 2017.”
“The plan would be to sell them at the Kansas State Fair with all proceeds going to the family. When I asked Carson’s mom if I could create this fundraiser she said, “I am touched and you have my blessing if you decide to organize that.” I also called the head of the Kansas State Fair and she was excited about the idea.
If you have the time and resources to help execute this project, I would be forever grateful. Carson and his family need all the support they can get.
CALL TO ACTION!
3DPC.tech created a 3DPCall to Action in the 3D Printing Club FaceBook group. What happened next made me realize people, our people, our members care and step-up. Humbling knowing our group has this spirit and soul.
Couple pictures from some of the volunteers so far. I could not be more honored (WE) 3DPC is more than a group. PROOF POSITIVE we are united and integrated as a CLUB. Difference between a group and a club is we have confirmed character grown from our ever-growing spirit.
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OBJECT FILE and LINKS
The NEWEST version of whistle stl file will be in 3D Printing Club group files. Here is the current;
Filaments.ca is printing using a Anti-Microbial Material:
A REDDIT topic has been set-up, Please VOTE it UP.
Here’s a modified version of the STL with a pea inside. Supposedly you just poke it with a screwdriver to break it loose. Credit to JorgTheElder on Reddit: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AhUy_rYnssCIl8JH_DlHKhSQF4S_3Q
“Medical advances in the past 40 years have greatly improved the survival rates for children diagnosed with most types of cancer. For some cancers, the medical advances have been extraordinary. For example, the survival rate for children with acute lymphocytic leukemia has increased from less than 10 percent in the 1960s to nearly 90 percent today. Overall, the survival rate for children with cancer is around 83 percent.
But these medical advances have done nothing for children with DIPG. Brain tumors remain the most common cause of cancer-related death in children, and DIPG is the leading cause of death from pediatric brain tumors. A child diagnosed with DIPG today faces the same prognosis as a child diagnosed 40 years ago. There is still no effective treatment and no chance of survival. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less than 1% survive for 5 years. The median survival time is 9 months from diagnosis.”
3DPC.tech and 3D Printing Club thanks everyone who participated and supported this cause.