Happy Holidays From Our e-NABLE Family To Yours!

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This time of year is always a great time to reflect on the beautiful people in our lives, the things we are most grateful for and what we have accomplished this year that we are most proud of.

While the e-NABLE community has delivered hundreds of 3D printed hands to those in need of devices, created smiles and joy in just about every corner of the world and has changed the lives of children getting these hands as well as the volunteers who have made them…the greatest accomplishment by far and what we are the most proud of – has been that we have somehow managed to find a way to bring people from all walks of life, all religions, all political views, races, colors, genders, talents, educational backgrounds and more…together to help make the world a better place.

One of our members and volunteers, Filipe Wiltgen recently shared a couple of drawings that his daughter’s, Rafaela and Carolina, created to send along with the hands that he had made for children in need in his home country of Brazil. Originally we had asked if the girls would like to make numerous drawings to share to make sure that we included all of the various holidays that take place this time of year.

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After discussing it with his daughters – this is what they had to say:

“I talked to girls and after much thought, we thought better than to draw a picture for each end of year and Christmas party, the best would be to have one planet with one goal, with people united and without borders of any kind, thus came the drawing that will be posted to represent what we think is e-NABLE…something greater than our beliefs and our countries..our planet.”

And that really is what e-NABLE is.

Something greater than our beliefs.
Something bigger than our countries.
Something that can not be contained by borders.
Something that sees no color.
Something more than “Hands.”

Something that has one “official language” – Love.

We are a Global Village.
And it is beautiful.

From our e-NABLE family to yours – we wish you a wonderful holiday season with the people that you love the most and the joy that comes from helping others in ways you didn’t know you were capable of.

Blessings to you and yours!

3 thoughts on “Happy Holidays From Our e-NABLE Family To Yours!

  1. George Hicks Reply

    I volunteered to be a fabricator about 10 days ago and have not heard from anyone. I cannot find a phone number to call. Please respond to this e-mail or send it to someone if e-NABLE is still seeking volunteers. Thanks George T.E. Hicks

    • Jen Owen - E-NABLE Post authorReply

      Hello George! We have gotten some news coverage in the past week or two and thus it means our inboxes are overfilling with requests for hands and offers to help! If you filled out the intake form – you should be in the system within 14 days and then our matcher will have you make a test print or two before matching you with a recipient.

      Please make sure to check your spam folder in case her response went there. If all else fails – please join our Google+ group and tag +enablematcher and it should pop up in her feed so she can answer you!

      Thank you!

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