A single father in Leeds, England, is making special 3D-printed toys for children dealing with difficult health issues. Nick Hardman is a 3D-printing hobbyist who has made over 2,300 teddies with special features, such as foot splints, insulin pumps, and heart transplants. Each teddy or doll is custom made by request. "We make toys that don't exist — like little pacemakers and little tracheostomies so children who are going through the hardest time can have a friend like them," says Hardman. The toys' unique features can also help kids better understand their bodies and what they are experiencing. Hardman created his toy shop to help children rather than to make money. He even organizes an online fundraiser for families in need of 3DToyShop's special toys but cannot afford them.

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