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  • “Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t take no for an answer. If you believe in the proposed solution, keep going back and asking for it. The insurance game is not just between doctors and your advocate.”
    December 17, 2020 Denying Defeat: Jeanie’s Road to Approval

    Jeanie McGarvey came into the world with hand deformities. Her little fingers never fully developed due to bands wrapping around them before she was born. A sharp and inquisitive little girl, she adapted well. Blessed with lots of friends and a seemingly endless supply of energy, she never [...]

  • October 5, 2020 Social Media as Therapy: Help at Our Fingertips

    “So today marks my year. I was lost trying to navigate my injury… In research I found this group. It changed the direction of my healing. Helped me realize I'm in charge of my recovery… I'm where I am because my choices and help from family like you. [...]

  • January 30, 2020 Cold Weather Care for Partial Hand and Finger Amputees

    We are approaching the half-way point of the season and the difficulties that come with the weather change continue to affect people’s lives, particularly the amputee community. It is very common for partial hand and finger amputees to experience extreme hypersensitivity and cold intolerance because of the high [...]

  • July 31, 2019 Travel Tips: Finger Prosthetics and Airport Security

    Sometimes people wonder, ‘Do I need to remove my prosthetic device when going through airport security? What about packing it in my suitcase?’ Because it is medically necessary equipment, it’s not always required that you remove your prosthetic finger(s), but it’s important to be prepared in case you [...]

  • July 9, 2019 Mental Health and Partial Hand Amputation: It’s More Important Than You Think

    Matt Finney was a proud new father. He worked as a concrete finisher who enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle. So, when four of the five digits on Matt Finney’s right hand were partially amputated due to vascular occlusion in his right arm, it’s an understatement to say [...]