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My Story - lynniegirl - GOLDING (maiden name)

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Just a little bit about myself I would like to share.

Since searching my family tree, it is interesting that I haven't come across anyone that has a disability, I know it wouldn't show up in the records, but talking to family not a trace of another disabled relative, so that proves I am unique.

I was born with a disability called Arthrogryposis (Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita) is a term describing the presence of a muscle disorder that causes multiple joint contractures at birth. A contracture is a limitation in the range of motion of a joint. I used to walk on elbow crutches and these days I use an electric wheelchair to get around.

I have 6 siblings and I am smack right in the middle, 3 sisters older and 2 sisters and a brother younger. I was blessed to come from a large family as I was not spoilt, in fact I had to do chores around the house like my other siblings, because of that reason, I am a stronger person.

It hasn't stopped me, I am married, have children and a grandparent and loving begin a Nanna

"Everyone has a disability just mind stands out"

I am a keen knitted, go swimming, play Bocce, love my computer and searching my family tree, and am on a few committees, all volunteering work.

My motto "there is not such word as can't"

Surnames: GOLDING
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by lynniegirl Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-02-18 06:53:27

lynniegirl , from GEELONG, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: GOLDING, MCDONALD, BALDOCK and 6 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2011-02-18 07:31:20

Hello lynniegirl,
Thank you so much for that insight into your life

Sorry to say, I had not heard of Arthrogryposis until your posting, so have since looked it up to find out more

You are an inspiration to others and have a full-on life by the sounds of it.

I also had to look up Bocce and I realise now what it is that I watched a group of Italian people playing a few years ago. I was fascinated with the game and tried to work out the rules as they played ..

Thank you for sharing

by lynniegirl on 2011-02-18 15:46:22

Thank You ngairedith,

For your praise

Yes Arthrogryposis is not common, as I said I am unique, in Victoria, Australia I think there is only a couple,I have only meet one personally who had the same disability and that was about 25 years ago, so as hard it is looking into your family tree, is also as hard trying to find people with the same disability as you.

Bocce is a game I can play from a wheelchair to get the best throw most people bend and the knees like lawn bowls but I do fine from my
chair my score is not as high as some but I play for the fun but of cause I like to beat my score.

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