Leah’s Words

My name is Leah. I’m 17 and I was born with only one hand. Due to this, I’m very dependent on my left hand. All my life I’ve been able to deal with having a disability until I’ve decided what I want to do with the rest of my life. I’ve grown up with a View Post

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The Greatest Gift I Have Been Given

In 1969 I was born missing my left arm from the elbow down and it has been the greatest gift I could ever imagine. Back then, doctors were not educated as to what caused this deformity so it wasn’t till I was married and my wife was expecting the birth of our first child that View Post

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Eternally Sleeping Owen

Eternally Sleeping Owen

When I was 20 weeks I was told that my son, Owen had bilateral clubbed feet and that his lower left leg was swollen. I was sent to a larger medical center for a level 2 ultrasound. Owen was diagnosed with ABS. We were told that his lower left leg was extremely swollen and would View Post

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My ABS Story

Amniotic Band Syndrome

I was born in 1998 with ABS on my middle finger on my left hand. My whole right hand, and both of my feet. I am 17 years old now. This is my story of my ABS experience. I’ve had multiple surgeries to make my fingers better to comfort myself and others. I’ve always been bullied since View Post

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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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Fern’s story

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My name is Fern Graham I am 17 years old and I was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome. When I was born I had a short middle finger on my right hand also the finger beside (ring finger) has a fused knuckle. I had a tiny wee strand of skin joining my middle finger to 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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