Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Some kind of wonderful

Some kind of wonderful.

That's what I said to myself when I saw this video. It's a video that was posted on the Vacterl Network parents group.

Alex, the young woman in the video, submitted the film for her fine art degree show project.

She has the same limb issue (I can't say the d word) that Brody has on her one side.

One parent who saw it called it poetry in motion. Another parent said they should show it to every parent of a child right after the child is born without thumbs. I agree with both of them.

And I'm going to encourage Brody to make a film of himself one day, maybe with the help of his cousin and my godson, Sam, already a filmmaker, so he can help parents and children dealing with this.

It really is a gorgeous film.


Anonymous said...

I saw this on the site also and sent the link to every person I know with thumbless kids.


Greg said...

hey, nice blog you have too!

Alina said...

Wow, that is wonderful!

This reminded me that I was going to tell you about a "Super Why" episode that you might like. The little pig is worried about being different and they go out and solve the problem and they're super answer is to be proud of your differences. The pig mentions the fact that he has fewer fingers than his friends.

Brody is definitely an astounding kid who will accomplish much! I can't wait to see his video someday!