I have had a hard time coming to the realization that I will never ever get to hold my child’s little hand in mine. I worry about how he will be able to pick up a spoon, a tooth brush, and someday ride a bike. The list goes on.
These concerns have my husband and me on a very important mission to have Jameson fitted for both lower arm and hand prosthesis. These prosthesis will be a much needed tool to help give him a better chance at a fuller, more “normal” life. Because our son is a bilateral trans-radial congenital amputee (born without fore arms or hands), he will face many, many challenges.
Without having the option for prosthesis, everyday simple tasks will be close to impossible. We realize that children are so very adaptable and he will probably learn how to do some things very well using his feet. This is wonderful, but we wish as his parents to give him the choice to explore all avenues that are available. Modern medicine and today’s technology in prosthesis are extremely advanced. Prosthetic devices available today will give Jameson many benefits including: more independence, less frustration, a better body image, fewer challenges, and a chance to choose how he lives his life.
We have been waiting patiently for several months to receive an appointment for his first fitting at Advanced Arm Dynamics. Today we are happy to report that that appointment is now right around the corner. Our insurance finally accepted our claim on November 3rd. Unfortunately, the prosthetic company is out of our insurance network and will only cover about 44%. The first set will cost around $25,000. He will need a set every year until he is finished growing and each set will progressively get more expensive. We are unable to finance that kind of treatment, so we need to raise funds in order to complete our mission. If you would like to help our baby boy, you can make a secured donation to our Hands For Jameson Paypal donation account. Every little bit will help. Thank you.