Getting dressed on her own is critical to Cindy’s well being, and attaching a hand clip to a stick of deodorant allows her to grip and apply deodorant without asking for help.
Getting dressed on her own is critical to Cindy’s well being, and at first she couldn’t do much of it. “I was googling ‘upper-limb amputation’ to find tips for myself. Getting dressed was a task to conquer. I don’t want to ask somebody else to do any of these things because there are enough things I have to ask help for, so the things that are possible to do, I should do.”
She could only apply deodorant to her right side, because it was only her left hand that has sufficient gripping movement. In her Internet searches, she found a YouTube video of a man with no hands getting dressed. “He would put the deodorant on top of the dresser and moved his body around it.” But she also found something like this universal hand clip on an adaptive equipment website, and now uses that. “But just today I essentially had to do what the YouTube guy does because the deodorant had run out and I needed Ken to put the new stick in the holder, but he wasn’t home. So I moved my body around the stick.”