The Washington Post - All-Girls Team of Young Innovators Pursue Invention With Patent & Trademark Office
Three-year-old Danielle Fairchild of Georgia was born without fingers. To write and draw, she uses her “other hand,” a prototype of a prosthetic device developed by young inventors from Ames, Iowa. They are the team of Girl Scout Cadettes from troops 150 and 955 who call themselves the Flying Monkeys, and they were the first-place winners of the Global Innovation Award. They received $20,000 toward their pending patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria at an awards ceremony June 16.