IamA girl who was born with short little t rex arms AMA!
My short bio: Hey, reddit. My name is Erin. I was born with a fairly rare skeletal disorder called 'radial club hands.' It affects maybe 1 in 55,000 American kids. Basically, it can mean that the radius bone in the forearm is either deformed or missing on one or both arms. The radius bone lengthens the forearm and gives us our opposable thumbs. In my case, the entire radius bone was missing in both of my arms. I was very symmetrical! I had 12 surgeries over the course of my childhood to give me the use of my hands and to give me thumbs.
My Proof: t rex girl
Edit. Thanks guys for all of the questions and awesome comments. You're all awesome. I'm pretty tired and I've switched to my iPhone and it's super difficult! So I'm going to bed now. Thanks!
Edit: I'm back if you have any more questions! You guys are a lot of fun. Thanks for being honest and curious. Never lose the curiosity.
Edit: I had my figures waaaay off. I remembered hearing a figure as a child and it was too low. I fixed it so that it's statistically accurate now. Thanks guys!