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 construction background, and I’ve actually chosen plumbing & heating has a career choice for me. Pursuing this “dream” of mind has actually brought me down. I’ve always been the type of girl to show everyone off, but I found something that I LOVE to do, but I have so many problems doing it.
I haven’t had a prosthetic since I was 5. I can literally do everything. I drive, do my nails, do my hair, cook, and even though I have a tough time in construction; I do that pretty well. I’m in the process on getting a prosthetic to solve there issues.
In class I beat the guys buts in work, and I’m only getting this prosthetic to make my life so much easier. I felt like I was losing pride by doing this, but if I don’t I’ll only make my life harder. Like it’s not hard enough lOl.
I’ve learned you have to do want you have to do, and can’t let anyone stop you !!