12-year-old Nampa boy makes prosthetic finger for his neighbor and wants to help others

Posted at 8:58 PM, Aug 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 13:32:12-04

A Nampa man one digit shy of ten fingers finds that the imagination of his young neighbor is something he can count on. Mechanic Daniel Haney lost his finger after a car engine crashed down on him in mid-July. But he never expected what would happen next or who would come to offer a helping hand.

"He had no care about himself at all when it came to this he was I got to make sure Daniel is ok and to me, that was the most touching and inspiring thing I've ever seen in my life," said Daniel Haney.

His neighbor, 12-year-old Trevin Edwards went straight to work after learning what happened. Using a piece of piping and a wooden dowel, Trevin made a prosthetic finger, even taking the time to add an outline of a finger nail. The pair has known each other since Trevin was just a baby and he knew had to do something.

"It makes me feel great knowing that I actually have a special place in his heart," said Trevin Edwards. 

Daniel says his new finger works great. It protects his nub, allowing him to still work on machines.

"He's got more heart in his little pinky than most of us do in our whole body he's an amazing young man," said Daniel.

But Trevin isn't done yet, he's already done some modification to it and plans to paint it and have it fit more comfortably. Now the young engineer may have also found his calling he hopes to help other amputees.

"Cause there are certain people now that can't afford the prosthetics that you have to buy and they can't do anything and so if I can take this somewhere one day. I wanna try to do something," said Trevin.