Hello, my name is Rachel Currie. I was born in 1998 in Scotland but I was not like every other baby, I was born missing my right forearm and hand. In my mum’s stomach I didn’t have enough space to properly grow and there was a lot of complications with the pregnancy which I won’t go into detail about but luckily I was born with my elbow which made my life a whole lot easier. Unfortunately though because I was squashed and my arm was leaning against the side f my mum the bones in my arm split so my elbow can get caught and lock which is very painful but I have learned to deal with it.
Whilst growing up I have had to adapt and find my own ways of doing everything in my life from everyday things such as opening a bottle or do a zip to more difficult things such as painting my nails and I can do everything anyone my age can do but I have had to figure out how to all the things and now I am here to help other children growing up with disabilities like me, or their family and also just to tell people my story and talk about my life and my way of coping. Every few days I will explain how to do different things or answer questions that anyone may have.
If you have any questions or comments or want to find out how I do anything email me on firstname.lastname@example.org