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Cyborg

Cyborg / Alternative Limb Project

Cyborg / Alternative Limb Project

James is a scientist who was in a horrible accident and needed prosthetics. Then a video game company advertised for a patient who wanted a cyborg arm, like one of their game characters. You can see his story here.

Would you want cyborg limbs?

Mother’s Day II

Mother's Day / Wellcome Images

Mother’s Day / Wellcome Images

I had a very sweet Mother’s Day, with flowers picked out by my son.

Someday he will notice and ask about my hand problem. Then what? What do other parents with disabilities say to small children?

Spike

Spike / Alternative Limb Project

Spike / Alternative Limb Project

At the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, they are running an exhibit on fashion and technology. One piece is a video by the Alternative Limb Project, of art and prosthetics. Here are some more images of Model / Pop Singer Viktoria Modesta, who has a prosthetic.

Thoughts about beauty?

Lift

Man With Floating Hats / Michal Baksh

Man With Floating Hats / Michal Baksh

ArtLifting is an online gallery that sells art by the disabled and homeless. This Boston-based gallery has been so successful that some of its members are now full-time artists!

Sun

Beach / Library of Congress

Beach / Library of Congress

Most grammar schools in the Boston area shut down for a week in February. That’s because it is frigid; two weeks ago, it was -9 degrees F (-23 C)! So the whole city leaves for somewhere warm.

Our little family went to sunny Los Angeles, where my parents live. We are thawing.

Where would you go?

Pianist

Nicholas McCarthy was born with one hand. He is now a professional pianist. His story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVghMk3v3mI

Lego

From Zusammengebaut Video

From Zusammengebaut Video

New Legos have a wheelchair character! You can make it female or old by changing its plastic wig.

The disabled make the mainstream…

Ball

Ball / Library of Congress

Ball / Library of Congress

Our baby is very interested in bright colored balls. He crawls around our living room, pushing and throwing them, often for a half an hour at a stretch. He is getting good at kicking them too. I do my leg exercises, kicking balls back to him. Multitasking.

Other multitasking ideas?

Cup

Cup / Library of Congress

Cup / Library of Congress

Yesterday I picked up a cup with my bad hand and delivered it to my son. It was only later that I realized that I had done so without thinking about it. Before I had to stare at objects and order my fingers to position themselves around them. The automatic movement means my brain is relearning, reorganizing.

Keep learning, brain…..

Wine

Wine / Library of Congress

Wine / Library of Congress

I can now operate a corkscrew. This is progress for my hand. Raise your glasses!

Does anyone else have milestones to report?