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“There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.” 
“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Lewis Carol

Refusing to believe what others tell you is impossible – is quite often how the “impossible” gets done.

When this “Mechanical Hand” adventure first started, people told a man who had cut off his fingers..that it would be impossible to make his own replacements because he wasn’t able to afford the thousands of dollars that it would take to purchase them from established companies.

Determination and believing in the impossible is what has led to what is now the E-nable group and the people who have come together to see where this journey will take us.

Every day in the Google+ E-Nable group – someone asks “How can we make this possible?” and every day, someone chimes in and makes suggestions on how to rework a design, improve the mechanics, make it more comfortable, add  “this or that” and then numerous minds share their thoughts and suggestions and sometimes “Crazy” ideas – until the impossible becomes possible.

This isn’t just a movement to get 3d printed hands on people who have no fingers – it’s really about inspiring people to share their ideas, work with each other to solve problems and to refuse to accept “The Impossible.”

Do you believe in the “Impossible?”

We do.