As many of you may or may not know, I was born with a limb difference in my right hand; a few missing fingers. For most of my life I have simply dealt with it, never giving it much thought, yet never being very comfortable bringing it up in conversation. The fact is, I was born limited, yet I push those boundaries everyday. It was incredibly hard growing up different, and the same goes for thousands of kids, whether they are born with a condition like mine, or any other condition that sets them apart. Being different is difficult, especially for young children. There is not nearly enough support or assistance opportunities for this community; kids born with limb differences such as Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), symbrachydactyly, and other similiar conditions. That is one thing I hope to change. This issue is dear to my heart, and I would love to do my part in helping young children in situations similar to mine. The Lucky Fin Project is an organization that creates a support network, links parents to medical information and resources, provides education on limb differences, and financially support efforts for children to attend specialized camps, obtain prosthetics, and to fund other organizations within the limb different community. I hope no children with limb differences ever have to grow up feeling different or less valuable than anyone else. Providing these children with support and assistance, and even the thought that someone out there cares, can change someone's life. I hope to positively impact this organization and give children with limb-differences the childhoods they deserve. All donations go directly to the charity, and any contribution is appreciated. Thank you.
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