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Feb 13, 2018

Hailey Dawson has opened up professional sporting events before, but never in her hometown.

Nov 15, 2017

A team of researchers from the University of Nevada Las Vegas have developed a device they hilarious call the “Tooth Cracker 5000” to extract 80 percent of the stem cells a pulp contains from a wisdom tooth.

Nov 1, 2017

If you’ve been following the World Series, you may have noted a special appearance during game four.

Oct 30, 2017

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros will meet for Game 4 of the World Series. As with any Major League Baseball game, the competition will kick off with a ceremonial pitch. But this one will be especially awe-worthy, featuring a 7-year-old girl with a 3D-printed hand.

Oct 30, 2017

Earlier this year, Hailey Dawson was determined to convince every Major League team to let her throw out a ceremonial first pitch at their ballpark. By the time her day was complete on Saturday, she crossed another stadium off her list, doing so on the biggest stage imaginable.

Oct 30, 2017

Hailey Dawson, a 7-year-old Las Vegas-area girl with a 3-D printed hand engineered by UNLV students, is taking center stage at the World Series this afternoon, tossing out the ceremonial first pitch.

Oct 30, 2017

A 7-year-old girl with a 3-D printed prosthetic hand will toss out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight's Game 4 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Oct 30, 2017

The ceremonial first pitch is a time-honored tradition in baseball. For Game 4 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros on Saturday in Houston, a young girl from Nevada is ready for the challenge – using a 3-D printed hand.

Oct 30, 2017

Hailey Dawson is already a veteran of tossing the ceremonial first pitch at the ripe old age of seven. She’s got two Major League games under her belt and is about to add a third, with her biggest audience yet, as she kicks off Game 4 of the World Series in Houston.

Oct 26, 2017

Back in September, we told you about Hailey Dawson, a 7-year-old girl with a 3D printed hand and a dream to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark. To recap: Bleacher Report tweeted a video introducing us to Hailey, a bunch of MLB teams responded and within a week it was decided that Hailey would throw out the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series.

Oct 23, 2017

Late in the afternoon in early October, the Dawson family gathered to watch son Zach’s baseball game.

Oct 11, 2017

Stem cells are a crucial part of modern medicine and can be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Now researchers at University of Nevada, Las Vegas have discovered a new way of harvesting these all-important biological cells by (get ready to wince!) extracting them from the root pulp inside every tooth.

Sep 20, 2017

Hailey Dawson, who will be throwing out the first pitch before game four, is joined by her mother, Yong, and the UNLV student who built the 3-D hand she uses. To help more kids like Hailey, please visit: https://rebelraiser.unlv.edu/project/7661

Sep 15, 2017

Hailey Dawson’s quest to throw out the first pitch at every major-league baseball park now will include a toss at the World Series.

Sep 13, 2017

A girl with a 3-D printed prosthetic hand whose dream of throwing the first pitch at every major league ballpark has been widely shared, is now scheduled to throw the first pitch at Game 4 of the World Series, the MLB confirmed to ABC News today.

Sep 11, 2017

A little girl with a 3D printed robotic hand is gearing up to throw out the first pitch at nearly every Major League Baseball park in the country after her wish to do so went viral.

Sep 8, 2017

This little girl has big baseball dreams. Hailey Dawson, a 7-year-old from Las Vegas who uses a 3-D printed hand, wants to break the world record for the number of ceremonial first pitches at every Major League Baseball stadium — and teams are lining up to let her in.

Sep 7, 2017

Hailey Dawson, a seven-year-old girl with a rare defect that left her without three fingers on her right hand, wants to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark. Today, her dream got a lot closer to reality.