Bionic hands for children may soon be available on the NHS as the world’s first clinical trial of a new type of prosthesis begins this week.
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As an able bodied person I take a lot of things for granted. I get out of bed in the morning without thinking, make breakfast, get my son ready for nursery, get dressed, brush my teeth etc. I work from home, so flit between my studio and childcare as well as housework almost seemlessly – things come naturally. When I’m ill, like I have been recently, it’s a different story and tasks are a lot harder to acheive, but I get better and things return to normal. But what if I felt like that everyday? What if everyday had to be a constant challenge?
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Born to be different! Born to save the world!
Continue reading “Department of Ability”
When I was a child, the typical books that were read to me depicted white middle-class families with mums at the kitchen sink, and dads coming home from the office to be greeted by their two children (a boy and a girl) and possibly a dog. Princesses were locked away by their fathers and needed rescuing and boys were braver than brave.
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