A world where ability is not defined by an individual's form or physical appearance.
We believe that through increasing visibility, creating a community, information/resource sharing and events we will equip and empower individuals with limb differences to challenge perceptions of ability and overcome obstacles.
Using social media share the stories and experiences of those with Limb Differences with the aim to promote knowledge sharing and challenge societies narrative around ability and differences.
We have created a Facebook community centred around knowledge sharing and support. We also aim to start up a mentoring programme whereby we can bring people together and provide support dependant on their needs.
We aim to develop a catalogue of resources and distribute 'signposting' information in medical centres giving support information for those with limb differences and their families.
Where individuals with limb differences and their families can meet and get to know one another, develop new skills and receive support to tackle particular tasks.
"Hi, Firstly thank you for visiting the I Am Possible Foundation!
I am 28 and I was born without the lower part of my right arm due to a condition called amniotic band syndrome.
This was not diagnosed through my mothers pregnancy and this was therefore a shock to my parents and family. Unfortunately the information they received was limited and they received little support. The early part of my life was spent with my parents persisting with NHS prosthetics which I was determined not to use.
I visited a few events with other children with limb differences which made a large impact on me.
Once I got to secondary school I had no input or role models in regards to my limb difference and I feel my road to self acceptance would have been significantly faster if I had done. That said I have always defied anyone to present me with a task that I cannot do (even if I have to squirrel away behind the scenes to adapt my approach to the task) I will do it!
I have always wanted to create something that would provide support to others growing up with a limb difference or trying to overcome a particular task/activity and this is my attempt at that.
I want a world where there are no limitations for individuals with limb differences and information is readily available at all stages of life to support this. I hope that IAP can become a Worldwide community that supports each other in overcoming tasks and achieving self acceptance when living with a limb difference.
I am excited to have started the ball rolling toward this goal but it is a long road and I wont be able to do it without your help. so please share our platforms with the world and one day nothing will be impossible!"
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