Archive for September, 2018

A fork in the road… (or actually in the lunch bag)

September 22nd, 2018

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I am eternally on the lookout for forks. Not just any kind, but specifically extra-long ones. We need super long forks at our house because of my daughter Miranda's fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). When Miranda was between 2 and 3 years old, FOP caused her to lose almost all movement in her shoulders, as well as most movement in her elbow. In the context of FOP, she was lucky that her arms fused with the elbows in a bent position, such that her hands meet in the middle around her abdomen - this was fortunate because it meant she could still ...