Thursday, October 24, 2013

Living life with a hand deformity . . . try Gripcase

My beautiful babies each have hand deformities. God choose us to parent these precious children, and it is our privilege and responsibility to teach them about Christ and His sacrifice, to care for them, protect and train them. In light of all this, we plan to do all that is humanly possible to make their hands (and Grace's feet) as functional as possible.

Grace has amniotic banding syndrome and Anthony has (or I should say had) a hypoplastic thumb with a shortened radius bone. Grace had a surgery on her hand about two years ago, and, as you know if you follow my blog, we are in the middle of post surgery cast fun with Anthony. Grace has amazing mobility with her hands and we are excited to see the end result of Anthony's surgery when his cast comes off on November 20! We are so thankful for the amazing doctors at Scottish Rite who have worked on our babies hands.

So what are some practical ways to help my children function easily in this fallen world? 

Check out Gripcase!

When I first saw these amazing cases for the Ipad and Ipad Minis, I thought they might work well with my kids hand deformities and add ease to their ability to hold the Ipad for all those educational games they play on it ;). So we have been testing it for the last month, and I have to say that it is perfect for them! I LOVE Gripcase! It is easier for them to carry and hold it, and it sits naturally in their laps with the handles aiding in protection of the Ipad itself.

Let me take you a little journey with our Gripcase. These pictures depict the ease with which my children hold the case for lots of fun play. They also display clearly how the handles work perfectly for those who are missing a few fingers because they provide a small cushion to hold on to with available fingers. The Gripcase has been traveling with us everywhere, and people always ask us about it, intrigued by its design. It even traveled with us to Dallas and spent many hours with us in the hospital! You can see Anthony's hand prior to the surgery below, and you can read our surgery tale HERE.

So as you can see, we have a lot of fun with our Gripcase!

You can learn more about Gripcase on their WEBSITE, their TWITTER account or FACEBOOK. I highly recommend it!


P.S. I have written several times about the amazing journey of adopting a waiting child, one that doesn't appear physically perfect in the eyes of the world but is amazingly beautiful and wonderful to us and in the eyes of our Heavenly Father. Please consider the waiting child if you are considering adoption. Seek God's guidance and will for your life first and foremost, but don't let these precious children fall through the cracks of society. You can read more about my thoughts on this HERE.

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