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Cutest. Avenger. Ever.

Baby Collier was born this past July prematurely, and so his dad, a professional prop maker named Eric Hart, decided to make him a tiny Halloween costume to help him feel "brave."

"I came up with Iron Man because he's been hooked up to all those machines and wires, and that's similar to what Iron Man went through," he said.

The costume was made out of foam, a red onesie, and some yellow fabric, and - in case anyone was worried - the baby only wore it for a minute, according to the video.

He said that despite not knowing when Collier will be healthy enough to go home, they want to make life as normal as possible for him in the meantime.

"Even though we're in the hospital, we're trying to do everything that a regular family would do and celebrate all the holidays."

Via WIRED UK
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This impressive project clocked in at around $250k, but I'll be damned if it wasn't worth it. Clearly someone gathered a whole hell of a lot of inspiration from Iron Man

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The 3D printed robotic arm from The Collective Project was given to this young man free of charge from the family. It only makes sense, that robotics expert, Iron Man would be there to present it.

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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Gwyneth Paltrow visited Ryan Wilcox, an 18-year-old who's been diagnosed with leukemia the second time. "She (Paltrow) told me this is a gift from one mom to another mom," Ryan's mom, Amy Wilcox, told the Associated Press. "She knew how happy it would be for me to see Ryan so happy."

Before we dive into the pictures that have surfaced from their visit, check out this profoundly heartwarming video Chris Evans sent Wilcox before their arranged visit, where he tells Wilcox to keep up 'n keep fighting on.





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The arm was created by Enabling the Future, which has a chapter at Sienna College in Albany, New York. For its first project the Siena e-NABLE group made an Iron Man-themed hand for 5-year-old Jack Carder in Ohio.



In this case, nine-year-old Karissa Mitchell's (who was born without a right hand and most of her wrist) mother reached out to the group on campus, Siena College's director of marketing and communications said.

"She's watched the movie at least 100 times. We sing the songs all the time. We even have a karaoke machine that's 'Frozen'-themed," said Karissa's mother. The prosthetic was built using a 3-D printer and is comprised of 30 parts (it took near 30 hours to make).

To help Karissa achieve her dream of becoming a Disney princess, the team used "a pretty transparent ice blue color filament and added snowflakes to the forearm and her name with an Elsa crown on the cuff," said Alyx Gleason, the project lead and president of Siera e-NABLE. The arm also came with an Olaf LED light source.

Anyone who is in need of an arm or hand is encouraged to reach out to Siena e-NABLE.