10-year old Casey Doyle has been on a mission to beat “Boris.” Boris is the golf-ball sized tumor that doctors found in Casey’s neck. During his months of treatment, Casey mentioned to his U-M nurses that he wished he could physically destroy his tumor. Thanks to their can-do attitude and our renowned 3D printing capabilities, U-M doctors were able to let him do just that.
REQUESTING A 3D REPLICA OF YOUR CHILD’S TUMOR
Inspired by Casey’s experience, a generous donor has provided funds to enable us to give 150 other kids the same chance to smash a 3D replica of their own tumor.
- Submit your request online. NOTE: We are only able to create replicas for 150 children at this time. Thank you for understanding!
- Mail a completed release form and a CD of MRI or CT scans showing your child’s tumor to the address that will be shown on screen after completing the online form. You will receive a confirmation email notifying you when your child’s MRI or CT scans are received.
- The replica of your child’s tumor will be mailed to the address provided on your completed release form 4-6 weeks after receipt of your CD.
Other important information:
- 3D replicas can only be requested by the parent or legal guardian of a child, or the patient themselves if he or she is a legal adult.
- You must be able to provide a CD of your child’s MRI or CT scan in order for us to make a 3D replica of his or her tumor. Contact your medical provider for more information about getting a copy if you do not have one already.
- CDs containing MRI/CT scans will not be returned.
DO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO A 3D PRINTER?
You can print a 3D replica of Casey’s tumor and join Casey in his efforts to #BashBoris. With permission from Casey and his parents, we’ve posted an STL file and g3drem file of Casey’s tumor, Boris. Don’t forget to let Casey know you’ve joined his fight by using the #BashBoris hashtag in posts showing you crushing a replica of his tumor!
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