Edinburgh bionic hand boy feels ‘like Star Wars hero’

Cameron Millar crowdfunded for a bionic hand. Picture: Contributed
Cameron Millar crowdfunded for a bionic hand. Picture: Contributed
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A 10-year-old boy who crowdfunded for a bionic hand has said he feels like Luke Skywalker.

Cameron Millar, from Edinburgh, raised £10,000 for a new 3D-printed prosthetic in time for Christmas.

Now the schoolboy says his bionic hand makes him feel like his Star Wars hero. He said: “I’ll feel a lot like Luke Skywalker, my Star Wars favourite character, because in one of the movies Darth Vader chopped off his hand with his lightsaber. Now he has a bionic hand, so I feel a lot like Luke Skywalker.

“I want a bionic hand so that I’m not dragging along behind. Like at school when we’re doing a writing activity, a lot of people are writing a lot faster than me, so sometimes I need to go back to it the next day or after break or lunchtime.

“I can’t build Lego as fast as other people. I can’t really play the drums and I can’t do my guitar.”

Cameron crowdfunded the money for his bionic hand after he was born without a right hand and, despite its absence, is a right-handed child.