ABS Stories | Teens/Adult – their own stories

Chapin’s ABS journey

Chapin

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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This is my normal :)

I was born in a small town in Canada in 1983, and at the time, apparently nobody knew what to call my condition. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I stumbled on it on the internet, and was like, Oh my gosh, that’s ME! I was born with a club foot, and all View Post

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My ‘nother one’ hand

At 37 years old, I can finally say that I feel comfortable in my own skin, but this was not always the case. I was born with no left hand in 1976, but otherwise I was a healthy child. Growing up I often asked my parents why I was born that way but they had View Post

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My Father

Hello my name is Heather Page I am 32 years old. My father was born in 1944 with only one hand. For many years we were told it was a birth defect and that he lived a normal life. No answer were given nor name given of the birth defect until years down the road when we heard View Post

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My Father

Hello my name is Heather Page I am 32 years old. My father was born in 1944 with only one hand. For many years we were told it was a birth defect and that he lived a normal life. No answer were given nor name given of the birth defect until years down the road when we heard View Post

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