My Special Hand – Episode 13 – Zipping our coat

Happy one year anniversary to My Special Hand! We decided for such a big occasion we should tackle a video that has had a lot of requests. Zipping our coat! It’s a very fitting video for us as we started our site after watching a video from about how to zip your coat. We’ve become great friends with Ryan from LOH and I contacted him about using his video in ours. If you haven’t watched his videos please check them out:

This milestone wouldn’t have been possible without Ryan or you! Thank you Ryan for inspiring us and Thank YOU for watching! See you next time!

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Helping Hands Midwest Picnic 2012

Slideshow of the Helping Hands Midwest Picnic from August 2012.

Sam (and family) went to this picnic last year (see our post here) and it was such a good time. We took our photos with those from Helping Hands Midwest and made this slideshow. It is pulled together nicely with Tony Memmel’s music.

This event is a place where families who have a connection to hand differences can come together and celebrate these blessings in our lives; meet other families with similar challenges, journeys and share our stories.

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My Special Hand – Episode 11 – Omaha Pedestrian Bridge

We were on a family trip to Omaha when the boys decided it had been too long since they did an episode of My Special Hand. Here is the product of that.

A lot has happened since Episode 10… Sam is now five years old. We had to replace a car. Sam’s cousin Marcus has gotten well enough that he’s back at home with his mom, doing outpatient recovery. Sam’s aunt got married. And Sam is a very confident zipper operator now (hint on the next episode).

Did you go anywhere cool lately?

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It’s our 500th follower giveaway!

In March we said “at 500 [Facebook fans] we will be buying a Lucky Fin Project bracelet for two lucky fans.” So here we are at 500+ fans on Facebook… let the giveaway begin! There will be two bracelets from our friends at the Lucky Fin Project given away, enter below and tell your friends so they can enter as well.

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Help Ryan from LOH Get To Story 2012

We donated $20 to help our friend Ryan at Living One-Handed on his quest to go to Story 2012!
We welcome you to help him out as well, if you are able.

Ryan was a big inspiration for us starting our site, so any chance we have at helping him out we jump at it. Click here to read his story about getting to Story 2012.

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My Special Hand – Episode 10 – Soccer

Shake warning. Our 9 year old camera-man wanted to follow the action with this video so there is a fair amount of shake, but it just immerses you in the action.

Sam’s older brother has been playing soccer for a quite a few seasons. Sam wasn’t all the interested in playing until this past year. We started him up and he has a love/hate relationship currently… he loves playing around, hanging out with new friends, and scoring goals… he hates running for long stretches and he hates not being able to changes the rules if they aren’t suiting him.

This summer we went to NubAbility Athletics summer camp and Sam got to learn some new soccer skills from Eric Westover, the goalie from the US National Amputee Soccer team. (See Episode 9 for footage) Since the camp Sam’s confidence has been better on the field and he’s had more persistence as well… the video is from before the camp, hopefully later this fall we’ll do an update video.

What’s your favorite sport?

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Helping Hands Midwest Picnic 2012

Ryan from Living One-Handed wrote a great piece about last weekend’s Helping Hands Midwest picnic. We can’t wait until we’re back at the picnic again next year!

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Update! ┬áHere’s some of our favorite photos we took there:

More photos after the jump…
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Episode 9 – NubAbility Camp

Earlier this year we held a garage sale to raise funds to send Sam to a Sports Camp for Limb Different children. This is that camp! NubAbility Athletics was founded by Samuel Kuhnert and with help from his mom, Jana Kaye Kuhnert, and a host of other family, friends, and Limb Different Athletes they held their first All Sport Summer Camp. It was an amazing time and we can’t wait to go back next year!

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