If you’d like to hear me tell some stories from One Smile, One Arm, take a listen. Susan Hale of Homeschooling Super Moms adds great insight for parents when guiding their children to approach others with physical and learning challenges.
Check out the workshop host, Homeschooling Super Moms, on Facebook HERE.
A walk through my world reveals gadgets and gizmos that make my life with one arm a bit easier. A jar opener mounted under a kitchen cabinet. A metal stand to hold my blow dryer. And now, a device that automatically clips my fingernails!
Catch my interview with the son of the inventor HERE.
I’ve never had a modeling job before . . . until 2021. Prosthetics students at Alabama State University needed to practice their knowledge and skills before graduation. So I became a “patient model,” and they made arms for me.
Evaluations and castings have been a part of my life since I was one year old. But never six in one day! This was #6, and I was pretty tired.
We were all speckled with plaster and pleased with our day’s accomplishments. I found plaster on my pants, shoes, shirt, mask, and forehead. I even gained some white “highlights” in my hair.
I returned a month later for the fitting process. Each student had used the cast to make a socket for my upper arm. They were ready to add harnessing, elbow, forearm, and hand.
These are my new best friends. I know they will help many people across the country in the years to come.