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A surprise, in 3-D: Girl born without part of arm is gifted a custom-made bionic prosthetic

  • Brooke Bowersox, right, a Clearwater Marine Aquarium trainer, and 10-year-old Annika Emmert of Riverside County, California, workwith the prosthetic tail of Winter the Dolphin. Emmert, a 10-year-old who was born without her right arm, received a 3D-printed bionic limb from a student-led non-profit at the University of Central Florida. Winter lost her tail when she was caught in a crab trap and now lives at the aquarium. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)

    Brooke Bowersox, right, a Clearwater Marine Aquarium trainer, and 10-year-old Annika Emmert of Riverside County, California, workwith the prosthetic tail of Winter the Dolphin. Emmert, a 10-year-old who was born without her right arm, received a 3D-printed bionic limb from a student-led non-profit at the University of Central Florida. Winter lost her tail when she was caught in a crab trap and now lives at the aquarium. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anni Emmert, left, a 10-year-old who was born without her right arm, stands with her parents, Mark and Karon Emmert, at at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday, June 4, 2015. Anni received a 3D-printed bionic limb from a student-led non-profit at the University of Central Florida. Researchers surprised her with her arm at the aquarium on Thursday, where Winter the Dolphin, who lost her tail in a crab trap, also received a new prosthetic tail from the same non-profit. Winter lost her tail when she was caught in a crab trap and now lives at the aquarium. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)

    Anni Emmert, left, a 10-year-old who was born without her right arm, stands with her parents, Mark and Karon Emmert, at at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday, June 4, 2015. Anni received a 3D-printed bionic limb from a student-led non-profit at the University of Central Florida. Researchers surprised her with her arm at the aquarium on Thursday, where Winter the Dolphin, who lost her tail in a crab trap, also received a new prosthetic tail from the same non-profit. Winter lost her tail when she was caught in a crab trap and now lives at the aquarium. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)  (The Associated Press)

A 10-year-old girl born without part of her right arm received the surprise of her life at the Clearwater Aquarium.

First, Annika Emmert of Riverside County, California, met Cozi Zuehlsdorff, the human star of the "Dolphin Tale" movies on Thursday. Then Annika met co-star Winter the dolphin, who has a prosthetic tail.

Then the actress set a cooler next to Annika, who thought it was full of dolphin food. But inside was the real surprise: a 3-D bionic arm. The prosthetic limb was custom-made and decorated with flowers. It was printed with 3-D technology by Limbitless Solutions, an Orlando-based nonprofit run by University of Central Florida engineering students.

The event left Annika in tears. She says she was surprised when she opened the cooler, thinking 'that doesn't look like fish.'