Singer Kiesza backs robot NFT to give prosthetic limbs to a young man and a dog
In a positive twist for the nonfungible token (NFT) mania, Canadian singer Kiesza backs an NFT drop called MetaMoves in partnership with NFT marketplace Portion aiming to provide funds for patients who need prosthetics.
In an interview with Cointelegraph, Kiesza said that as someone who had experienced an accident, the singer empathizes with those who face the challenges of losing a limb. She explained that:
“Movements are at the core of everything we do, as we understand the central role they play in people’s identities. […] You can only imagine how unbearable it would be to add to the mental and physical challenges of losing a limb, the lack of resources.”
The singer believes in Web3’s ability to help people. Also, she noted that helping people to regain the ability to move is extremely important and aligns with their mission at MetaMoves. Although the drop was backed by the popular singer a good intentions, the highest bid as the auction closed was only 0.5 Ether (ETH), around $1000 at the time of writing.
The auction has ended!Congratulations to the luckywinner, you now own abeautiful MetaMove SpecialEdition featuring @Kieszaand @thelukedidloWe are working with@ElHombreRobot to get thefirst 3D printed arm asap forour patient Jesus.Huge thanks to the@PortionApp team! pic.twitter.com/YDR3IA21pb
— MetaMoves (@MetaMovesNFT) May 14, 2022
Portion CEO Jason Rosenstein said that the money will be donated to a foundation called MediPrint, which specializes in designing and printing 3D prosthetics. The 0.5 ETH will be used for a dog named Cuco and a young man named Jesus.
“We will use 0.5 ETH to print a prosthetic leg for Cuco, an amazing dog, and to print an arm for Jesus, a young man who lost his arm while saving some children from firecrackers.”
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Last week, singer Madonna also dropped an NFT collection where the proceeds are going to three charitable organizations. The artwork triggered various reactions from the community as it featured a likeness of the singer, naked and giving birth to centipedes, butterflies and trees.