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My Special Hand – Episode 17 – Bike Riding

It’s been all too long since our last video episode! We’re still here though and still doing things our own special way. This month as it started warming up outside we had one goal in mind, RIDE OUR BIKE WITHOUT TRAINING WHEELS! It’s been a long time goal filled with successes and failures. Sam made the leap into being a bike rider a few weeks ago and he hasn’t looked back. He’s even had a few wipeouts that hurt really bad but he still has great love for riding his bike. Check out our little video episode we put together showing off his biking skills.

As the video shows we’ve only made one minor modification to his bike and that was after a discussion with our super friendly local bicycle shop, A1 Cyclery in Indianapolis. Kevin from the shop suggested a “wing” type handlebar grip to extend the handlebar grip area and provide more surface for Sam to put his little hand on. So far it seems to be working great.

What kind of modifications have you tried out on your bike?
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My Special Hand – Episode 16 – Snow Tubing at Perfect North

Long time no see friends! Winter has been especially cold and brutal where we live (and from the sound of for most of you as well), so we’ve been locked inside for most of the season.  However there have been a few not-so-terrible days sprinkled in.  On those days we’ve tried to get out and do some fun in the snow stuff.  One of those things included traveling to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg Indiana to go snow tubing.  We made a couple of videos from us going down the hills, check it out.

What kind of adventures have you been up to this winter?

My Special Hand – Episode 15 – Camp No Limits Missouri 2013

Songs in this episode courtesy Tony Memmel: http://tonymemmel.com
Summer FUN!!!
Our first trip to Camp No Limits (http://nolimitsfoundation.org) in Missouri, June 2013. What a great time with an AMAZING bunch of people! There was so much to do with so many new friends. We will definitely be back next year!! Check out their webpage to see where the nearest camp is to you and check them out yourself.

What fun stuff have you done this summer?

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My Special Hand -Episode 14 – Snapping with a Lucky Fin

Our friend Ryan from The Lucky Fin Project – http://www.luckyfinproject.org – shows us how she snaps with her lucky fin. This video is a first in a series of Visitor Videos. We are blessed to have such great friends at the Lucky Fin Project!!

What unique skill do you have?

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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 LivingOneHanded.com 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: https://youtube.com/user/LivingOneHanded

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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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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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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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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Episode 8 – Playing the Drums

We had the opportunity to visit Rhythm Discovery Center in the heart of the Indianapolis on the suggestion of some friends. It is a great interactive museum of percussion instruments/music. Sam really enjoyed playing all the various instruments. What is your favorite percussion instrument?

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