My name is Elouise and I am 10 years old.
When I was born my fingers hadn’t grown properly and I had what was called ‘symbracinydactyly’ and I had one long skinny thumb and 4 tiny baby fingers.
When I was 2 years old I had an operation at the Royal Children’s Hospital where Chris Coombs attached my 2nd toe from my left foot on to my left hand. They also cut down my baby fingers to stumps.
With my two-fingered hand, I can still ride my bike, skip with a skipping rope, play the piano, I love doing Callisthenics, swimming, tennis and I can do the monkey bars with my wrist.
My friends at school don’t care if my hand is different and everyone is different and I am different in a special way.