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Read the stories of children born with amniotic band syndrome (ABS) and other upper limb differences, and the heroes who have overcome their challenges to lead happy, successful lives!

Hi, I'm Steve Geigle, the developer of this website. My granddaughter, Haley, was born in 1995 without a fully formed left hand. Now, at 19 years of age, Haley is attending Oregon State University (Go Beavers!) and has been an inspiration to our family, and many others. You can read about Haley and many other SuperHands Kids and Heroes who were born to bless.

One of my goals has been to introduce Haley to other children and adults with the same condition so that she would know that she was not "the only one." So, we hunted and hunted. Twelve years of searching have brought many "angels" our way, and our family's personal thanks go out to Nicole, Lee, Amy, and to Christy at the Shriners Hospital in Portland. My heart-felt thanks! also goes out to all those parents and others who have phoned and emailed their support and expressions of appreciation. You folks are the greatest!

I know there are many youth and adults with superhands around this big planet, and I hope they all find us. Superhands is a virtual gathering place where everyone is welcome to learn about and network with adults and youth who have various hand or upper limb differences. If you're a parent, this is a great place to get in touch with other parents and Superhands Heroes. If you're a little one, you can meet others just like you. And, please, if you want to be a SuperHands Kid or Hero yourself, send me an email. Hey, if you need cheerin' up, just click here!

He defied the odds to become a talented athlete and an inspiration to many. Ezra told his story to Ellen.
Ask Andy at PBS Hang out with Andy at PBS Kids! He was born with ABS just like our SuperHands Kids Ask Andy some questions.
Ask Andy at PBS Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together compete just about continuously in marathon races. And if they’re not in a marathon they are in a triathlon — that daunting, almost superhuman, combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4 miles of swimming. Together they have climbed mountains, and once trekked 3,735 miles across America. Read more...
Destiny's Ride Jodie O'Connell, at the age of 16 just 6 weeks prior to her 17th birthday she lost her master hand in an industrial accident. She was riding horses prior to the accident and 4 weeks after the amputation she was back at the barn learning how to adjust to her new way of life. The horses succeeded in bringing out the best in her as they have done for many others over the decades with people of all walks of life and disabilities. Read more...

Destiny's Ride His Kids Too!, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 Christian organization serving orphans, street children, the disabled, the poor, and suffering people of Ukraine. 100% of donations benefit orphans in Ukraine. We hope that you will join us. Read more...
Blessed are the Different Blessed are the Different. About the book: When you discover that your child is going to be "different", it is common to have some questions. Those questions, while natural, often leave a person longing for answers and wondering if there are any to be found in the Bible. This book hopes to offer answers that are birthed from experience, but ultimately are rooted in the truths of God's Word. About the author: Seana Reavis lives in Jacksonville, FL with her husband Josh. They have one son named Shepherd and are in the process of adopting two children from the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a pastor's wife and mother of a child with special needs she has a passion to communicate the hope of Christ to other families who may struggle with the realities of raising a special needs child. Read more...
Derby the dog Derby the SuperHands Dog. Published on Dec 15, 2014. Sara Anderson at 3D Systems adopted Derby and had to try and help the dog who had been born with deformed front legs. See how unique, custom 3D printed prosthetics allow Derby the dog to run for the first time. See the video...
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