ABS Stories | Teens/Adult – their own stories

Was told it was how you was born

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Hi all I’m Paul. I was born in the UK in 1971 with abs affecting my hands and feet badly, after many surgeries through out my childhood I never seemed to be told the full story by my family. Earlier this year I decided to find out more and started a Google search looking at View Post

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A Blessing in Disguise

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Today I saw a photo and article in Parade magazine about the marvels of 3D printing. I read about a young girl’s condition called amniotic band syndrome. I realize that this is what happened to me! I was born in 1955 with nubs for fingers on my left hand and rings around my toes and my right leg was View Post

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Circa 1965

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I was born in 1965 with no fingers on my left hand. My whole life no one has been able to explain why this was. Now I know. In 1965 this wasn’t heard of. The hospital didn’t want to let me go, they wanted to run tests and figure it out.  As a child, I View Post

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born with ABS in 1949

 I was born in September, 1949.  At my birth, I had the high webbing between all of my fingers and toes.  The digits affects and how are:~On my left hand, my pinky and ring fingers are missing after the first joint, my middle finger has most of the tip missing, and my index finger is View Post

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Chapin’s ABS journey

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Our son Chapin was born on June 16, 1992 in Washington DC. He was our first child and I had a normal pregnancy (with the exception of some light vaginal bleeding at 8 weeks, but my OB-GYN was not concerned). When he was born four days after his due date, the nurses performing the APGAR View Post

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Megan’s Story

Hello everyone! My name is Megan and I was born missing three fingers on my left hand, and also have a smaller palm on the affected side due to ABS. Fortunately, I have really good function in my hand and have had absolutely no trouble throughout life (I’m 30). The hardest part of this defect was dealing View Post

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My Life | Reyna’s story

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Hi, my name is Reyna. I am 43 mother with 3 grown children and I have ABS. I never knew what my condition was called until today when I saw it on my medical history chart at the doctors. Let me start out by saying that I will most likely make a few people angry View Post

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My story: Oliver Leett

My name is Oliver Leett and I am a recently qualified PGA Professional at Ross on Wye Golf Club. I have been working with Head PGA Professional Tim Hall for just over a year and I am exited for the bright future ahead. I was born at Watford General Hospital in 1988 and I was View Post

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about Kim

I gave birth some 44 years ago. Her birth name, Kim. She was our first baby. I had never heard of amniotic band syndrome until Kim was born. It has been so long since giving it any thought at all. Happened to be discussing it at a party today. A guest mentioned that she had View Post

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about Kim

I gave birth some 44 years ago. Her birth name, Kim. She was our first baby. I had never heard of amniotic band syndrome until Kim was born. It has been so long since giving it any thought at all. Happened to be discussing it at a party today. A guest mentioned that she had View Post

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