High-Fives for a Higher Purpose

UCF community attempts Guinness World Record to bring awareness to 3-D arm-building team

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6-year-old Alex Pring was all smiles as he high-fived hundreds of UCF students, alumni, faculty and staff during a Guinness World Record attempt highlighting the work of UCF’s Limbitless Solutions. (PHOTO: Alexis Minieri, Central Florida Future)

By Angie Lewis, ’03

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, was an overcast, windy and rainy day on UCF’s Main Campus, but the weather didn’t put a damper on the mood of hundreds of high-fivers on Memory Mall who gathered for a Guinness World Record attempt.

While they didn’t beat the record for the longest high-five chain, the students, alumni, faculty and staff who participated did help bring attention to the team of UCF students, led by doctoral student Albert Manero, known as Limbitless Solutions, who built a 3-D arm for 6-year-old Alex Pring.

The event was organized by Microsoft OneNote, as part of its campaign called The Collective Project.

“It’s all about changing the world,” Manero says. “We want to be able to give a limb to every child who needs it and empower others to be part of the effort.”

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Watch Alex lead the way on world-record day:

Learn more about Limbitless Solutions and The Collective Project:

Learn more about Albert Manero.