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"Uniquely Me" is a children's book written to help kids with disabilities understand, accept, and love their differences.
"Uniquely Me" is a children's book written to help kids with disabilities understand, accept, and love their differences.
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About Uniquely Me:

My name is Trace Wilson, I am currently a Marketing student, and I was born without a right hand.

There have been many moments in my life when I have struggled to complete a task that others take for granted. There have been many moments when I have wanted to give up on the task, and give up on myself as well. When I was younger I always looked at my situation as a disadvantage, and for several years I hated the fact that I had one hand.

About two years ago, I had an epiphany. I realized that if I believe that having one hand is a disadvantage, others will see that and believe it too. On the other hand (well, not on the other hand, but you get my point) if I see it as an advantage, others will have no reason to treat me differently.

Since that moment, I have incorporated my arm (or nub, as I call it) into my personality. I make one-hand jokes and puns with my friends, and do everything in my power to view my nub as an advantage, and to show everyone around me the same.

I have gotten to know and make friends with many people with disabilities over the past few years, and I see way too many of them struggling to find that advantage. I wrote this children's book, "Uniquely Me", to help kids who find themselves in the same place I once was. The story follows a young boy with a disability, as he goes on an adventure to understand why he is different.

My name is Trace Wilson, and I can tie my shoes, knit, play guitar, beat you at videogames, and drive a car with one hand.

With your help and donations, I will illustrate and publish Uniquely Me, with the hope of helping children with disabilities around the world find their inner strength.

Risks and challenges

Uniquely Me is a finished story, but as a college student I currently lack the funds to illustrate and publish the book.

Your donations will go toward funding the illustration and publishing costs, and I hope to have the book in print by the end of Summer 2015.

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