ABS Stories | Babies/Children – by Parents

Karl Akl with One hand

He will conquer the world with one hand

I will conquer the world with ONE hand. Karl Akl born on November 26 in Lebanon, Beirut with his left hand missing due to ABS. We (Karl parents) did not know about his missing hand during the 9 months of pregnancy. On the day he was born at 9:35am Karl’s dad was holding the camera View Post

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My little boy Jack

From my day of conception I was extremely sick a vomited every single minute of every single day! And this carried on until the day of Jacks birth! I went for my first scan and 12 weeks and it was spotted straight away something wasn’t right. Doctors could pinpoint exactly what was wrong because Jack View Post

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Mommy’ Little Lily Pad

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“Did you know she was missing her arm?” I had just delivered my second little girl. It was early May, and she was just over a week late. I had been induced the night before by my amazing doctor, and had had a very smooth delivery. I was just about to relax into my afterbirth View Post

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Mommys little jo jo

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Her name is Samantha but to me she’s mommy’s little jo jo.  She is now 6 yrs old wow how time flies by! She was born with amniotic band syndrome affecting her hand and feet. When she was born I didn’t know how to feel or what to say to anyone when they would ask questions. View Post

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Phato’s story

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During my pregnancy, I started to see a Gynaecologist when I was two months pregnant. Everything was fine. I was five months pregnant when my Gynaecologist told me that there was something unclear on a scan. I never thought there was anything to worry about but he referred me to another Gynaecologist. I went there View Post

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Kai’s story- Fetal surgery at 19 weeks

In Burmese the name Kai means “unbreakable.” This is a definitely a story about a little baby boy that refused to submit to defeat. He truly is unbreakable. The Beginning of Our Whirlwind Journey My husband Rory and I went into the Millcreek Imaging Center to get the ultrasound of all ultrasounds, the one which View Post

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Oliver’s Story

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My son Oliver was born on February 21, 2014 after a long pregnancy where they decided to take him a week early since he was big. Born at 9lbs and 21.5 inches long! After the c-section they wrapped him up and gave him to my husband. When I got to see him my husband had View Post

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A grandmother’s love for her granddaughter Kajinee.

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I just want to say I’m very blessed to have experienced the birth of my now 5 yrs old granddaughter Kajinee. My daughter was told from her doctors about her baby left hand. She said to be mommy I didn’t care it’s just her hand. So she delivered her baby girl. She was 4.5lbs so View Post

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Daniel’s Story – Mommy’s Champion

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I have a 7 year old son name Daniel, he was born at 35 weeks with ABS. He has a clubfeet, webbed and short fingers on his right hand, his left hand has only 3 fingers, he was also born with a cleft lip and palate along with a open on his face causing his View Post

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Janessa’s Story

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My baby girl was born 1 week late… on 8-01-2014. I went in already dilated 4 cm … after 7 hrs of labor my baby was born. When I saw the midwife pulling her out and handing her to the nurse I noticed something was wrong with one hand… I asked my husband to look View Post

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