‘I was shocked,’ stated a tearful Perez. ‘I was crying and crying.’ after Perez provided birth Soon, doctors could actually temporarily reconstruct Esther’s center. Surgery to permanently fix the baby’s flood blood circulation, however, came 8 weeks ago just, in part, because of a life-size model that was made of Esther’s heart. A 3D printing and software company, Materialise, built the near look-alike using Esther’s MRI scans. Richard Kim, a cardiac surgeon with Children’s Hospital LA, then utilized the model as a guide to plan the required repairs to Esther’s heart.The following script is normally from ‘Apps for Autism’ which originally aired on Oct. 23, 2011 and was rebroadcast on July 15, 2012. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Karen Sughrue, maker. After Steve Careers died last year, there was an outpouring of gratitude from his supporters for just how his inventions, like the iPad, transformed their lives. Being among the most passionate are parents of children with severe types of autism, especially those that can’t speak and appearance hopelessly locked inside themselves. Those parents often say these kids understand more and learn than they’re able to communicate. Well now, with the iPad and various other tablet computer systems spreading through the autism community, some of these parents are finding out they were right.