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Paralyzed Cat Gets New Wheels Courtesy of High School Robotics Team

Paralyzed Kitty Gets New Wheels Courtesy of High School Robotics Team (Video, via Babble)Flipper the cat has had a rough go of it. During her birth, her spinal cord became twisted, and she was born with both of her back legs paralyzed.

“The cord was twisted like a telephone cable,” Dr. Harry Gurney of Aspen Park Vet Hospital in Colorado told Denver television station KDVR. “We just felt so bad for Flipper who had to drag her legs behind her as she made her way around the clinic.”

The veterinary hospital, which has had Flipper since she was two or three weeks old, turned to their local high school robotics team for help.

Members of the Conifer High School Blitz Robotics Club designed three prototypes using 3-D CAD technology before perfecting their wheels for Flipper. The cart-like design, which the team built, allows Flipper to happily scamper about the clinic.

Awesome cat, awesome vets, awesome teens. Take a look:

(via: Buzzfeed)

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