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Alexandria teen gets prosthetic hand as surprise Christmas gift
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ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- For 13-year-old Rebekah Jensen, having only a left hand has never held her back.

But the Alexandria 8th grader will soon be able to dream a little bit bigger thanks to the generosity of some strangers.

On Tuesday night, Jensen was surprised with a 3-D printed prosthetic right hand at Marymount University.

"I was very surprised at what it was," Jensen said. 

The surprise was organized by Marymount alum Jessica To-Alemanji, who wanted to teach her daughters that it's more important to give than receive.

Rebekah' mom Katherine Jensen knew something special was happening, but didn't expect this.

"This is the first time I've seen her grab something with her right hand so that was pretty emotional for me," Katherine Jensen said.

It's cool that people who don't even know me care so much and stuff. 

Rebekah says she's looking forward to seeing what she can do now in her Tae Kwon Do classes.  

The Marymount professor who printed Rebekah's had has, along with his student, been printing 3-D hands for those in need through their self-created organization Enabling the Future

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