Join OCC as it celebrates Women Making History Month and hear from Molly Stapelman, founder and CEO of the organization, The Lucky Fin Project. The event is at 6 p.m., March 26, in Room G240 of the Auburn Hills Campus, 2900 Featherstone Road, Auburn Hills, MI.
Named for Nemo’s under-developed fin in the Disney movie “Finding Nemo,” the 501c3 nonprofit organization was founded after her daughter was born with Symbrachydactyly or “limb difference.”
Symbrachydactyly (sim-brak″e-dak´tĭ-le) occurs during normal embryonic development. When a baby’s hands begin to form in utero, they are shaped like mittens or paddles. Then the fingers divide. In babies with symbrachydactyly, the fingers (and sometimes the hand and arm) don’t fully form during this time. This hand disorder characterized by abnormally short fingers that are sometimes webbed or conjoined.
Stapelman began making and selling bracelets in July 2010 and to increase awareness, love and acceptance for children and adults with limb differences. Since then, she has made over 7,600 bracelets that have been sent all over the world.
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