Celebrating the wonderfully made one "Lucky Fin" at a time.
2007 I gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Ryan. As much as each
baby is unique, Ryan entered the world with an unexpected hand
difference. The growth of her right hand had been stunted, her palm
small and no fingers expect a tiny thumb. We received painfully
little information from health care professionals and my husband and
I were left to search for answers on our own. Since then we now know
Ryan's hand difference is known medically as Symbrachydactyly.
If you've seen the movie "Finding Nemo" then you know all about Nemo's "lucky fin" and how being made a little differently doesn't stop him from accomplishing anything he sets out to do. In July of 2010 I began making limb difference awareness bracelets in celebration of my daughter as well as all the other children in the world with Symbrachydactyly or an upper limb difference. In the last 6 years I've made over 10,600 awareness bracelets which have been sent to supporters worldwide and the Lucky Fin love continues to spread daily.
I believe everybody is different. Some people's differences are on the outside and easier to see than the differences others have on the inside. But EVERYBODY has got something and God doesn't give challenges to those who can't handle them. And in what ever your challenge, is a blessing worth celebrating.
Financially support efforts for children attend specialized camps, obtain prosthetics, and to fund other organizations within the limb different community.
The Lucky Fin Project has published awareness brochures for
distribution to hospital Labor & Delivery wards, birthing centers, Obstetricians, Pediatricians, Orthopedists, and parents.
*If you are interested in obtaining awareness brochures please contact firstname.lastname@example.org