As adults we look at children born with limb differences like Poland Syndrome and wonder how they adapt and overcome obstacles. But here’s the thing. When you are born with a birth difference like Poland Syndrome that’s all you know. There is no adapting or overcoming you just do differently. Like every other baby on the planet, you watch learn and do.
It’s only as we become older and more self conscious and more self aware that we realise there is even a difference. That we maybe have to think around a problem and not be able to follow every body else down the obvious path. This is when organisations like ours can help.
A short while ago we introduced you to Brody. Today we share a video showing Brody and his special crawl. Where there’s a will there is a way.
Children born with limb difference like Poland Syndrome and other named conditions just get on with it and do. They crawl, walk, run, jump, climb, swim, ride bikes and do everything we perceive a child should do. Yes there may be some conversations to come and some situations to resolve. It may take a child with limb difference a little longer to achieve but it will be so worth it. Listen to Brody’s Mum in the video so chuffed with what Brody has learned to do.
Let us know if you have any worries. We have lots of people who are only too willing to put your mind at rest of give some advice. Poland Syndrome won’t hold anybody back from anything if you’re given the right tools and ideas to get things done.