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 hand and feet defects from birth and stumbled across amniotic band syndrome and wow what a massive slap around the face it was I was discovering a huge network of people out there in the world I never knew. As a child growing in the UK in a mainly rural area I always was the odd one out and believed I was the only one, but this gave me strength. I’ve never quit anything in life, maybe I did things differently but I always got there in the end.
Now I have found out more about abs and now I am an admin for the abs Facebook group I am humbled to be a part of the ABS network and love to chat swap stories and help other people and families who are going through similar trials I went through. Reading some of the stories makes me smile, cry and laugh. I personally believe I have come out of hiding and started to fly for the first time in my life thank you for reading my little story