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Mar 14

Written by: Princess Karina
3/14/2008 4:52 AM 

Q1: Tell us a little bit about who you are.

Alexis is 12 years old and was born with a below elbow right hand amputation. She believes that she can do anything that she sets her mind to.

Q2: How do you feel about your body and what do you have trouble with?

She is comfortable with who she is and doesn’t think a lot about her arm. She has trouble putting her hair in a ponytail (but that’s what Moms are for, right?!). Other than that, she can do just about anything. She is a great soccer player (we’ve included a couple of photos of Alexis in action).

Q3: Do you use prosthetics?

Alexis doesn’t wear a prosthetic because it was uncomfortable and got in the way. She would consider using a myoelectric prosthetic. But she didn’t like using a passive prosthetic because it didn’t look real enough.

Q4: How do you feel about making friends?

She has lots of friends and thinks that people like her for who she is.

Q5: Do you have any suggestions for us to share?

 “You should be happy with who you are and never quit.”

 

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