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Necessity has always been the reason for invention, but thanks to high-tech powered inventions and social media, inspiration can finally turn into reality.
Jimmy Choi, four-season veteran of American Ninja Warrior, is an amazing athlete who suffers from Parkinson’s disease. He was diagnosed at the age of 27 with early onset symptoms. Jimmy uses his fitness to help fight against his illness.
The ANW star raised $500,000 for Parkinson’s research, which he considers his greatest accomplishment.
While dealing with the superhuman things rarely get to him. It’s the little things—like the simple act of opening a prescription bottle that leaves him frustrated.
In a recent TikTok video, he expressed his irritation to his followers.
Like firing a starting pistol, his online team raced to find a working solution to this dilemma.
It started with designer Brian Alldridge, who came up with a Parkinson’s friendly pill bottle, but he didn’t have a 3D printer to make one. Alldridge passed the baton, posting his design and offering to share his files with anyone who thought they could bring his idea to life.
Enter David Exler, a.k.a. “the Hungry Engineer,” who added the finishing touches with a working 3D-printed prototype for Choi in record time.
Exler plans to ship a total of 50 units to anyone in need, in exchange for a $5 donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Choi, who was completely blown away by the response his TikTok video received, was ecstatic to be able to harness the power of social media for a good cause.