Teens/Adult – their own stories

Tracy’s ABS Story

Hi my name is Tracy and I was born October 11 1970. I was born with a left hand deformity. I have a thumb about half inch long banded at the base, pointer and middle finger are just little round stubs, my ring finger and pinky are also bout half inch long and fussed together. I do have fingernail on thumb and ring finger and pinky.

I have never had any corrective surgeries. Every time I say something to my mother about surgery she tells me not to do it,

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Tracy’s ABS Story

Firstly, I really appreciate this site. I am currently 24 years old, almost 25. Until now, no one has ever actually given me a name for the birth defects I was born with. A friend called me today and told me he met someone who had similar looking defects to mine, so I started to research it with the name he gave me: Amniotic Banding Syndrome. It’s such an amazing feeling finally to know that there are others with the same conditions. I had always been told that my problems were just called “birth defects.”

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