Dancing with her helper arm

by Jen Lee Reeves on November 16, 2009 · 4 comments

in 2009

Jordan is really listening at dance class these days – and I’ve seen her improve her balance with the help of her helper arm. But it’s also a little clunky during certain moves – like when she swings her arms out. She doesn’t really cognitively know if she’s going to bonk someone in the face. (I’ve seen her get close) I caught a few moments of her during a class a couple of weeks ago. Notice how she smirks at me a couple of times. I think that threw her off balance a bit.

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Crista from Kentucky November 17, 2009 at 4:11 am

Well Jen, this one confused me a bit. In this video, she has her prosthesis on her right arm. I couldn’t figure it out until I thought y0u probably filmed this in a mirror, so everything appears reversed. Ha Ha

NerdyMom November 18, 2009 at 4:55 am

Ha! I hadn’t thought about that! Yes, I was shooting the video through the mirror so it looks like her helper arm is on the right side!

Michelle November 23, 2009 at 5:18 am

Super cute. She looks like she is doing well! A just started dance lessons too and seems to love it.

Jac @ Wuzzlemakesthree November 23, 2009 at 6:52 am

She is just adorable!!

I can’t even begin to imagine how long that helper arm would take to get used to; not being able to know if you’re bonking someone with it or not! But it is nice that it even exists, and that at such a young age she is able to recieve one. (We asked about prosthesis for our daughter and were told to wait until she’s much older. Of course now we will just leave that up to her…)

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