I Was Not Born Like Most Children Essay

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I was born on July 10, 1983 in Seattle, Washington to Leo and Debra Miller. However, I was not born like most children. I was born with a rare congenital birth defect known as, Club Ulna Disease. This resulted in a hyper-extended left arm, which is also considerably shorter than the right. Each arm is missing two digits on each hand. I would like to explore how society, at the micro, middle, and macro levels helped shaped me into a productive member. Each level has had a significant impact on my life and how I have responded to certain situations and issues. I believe the way you act in society is a reflection of how you see yourself. Since I can remember, I was always treated the same as every other child, at least by my family members. At gift giving time I was given all the same types of toys and games all the other children were given. As usual the women were a bit more protective than the men. However, my grandfather was adamant in me playing sports and being on a team just as every other boy was. He practiced throwing and catching the baseball with daily along with some batting. As my self confidence rose, I became better and better at playing baseball. My immediate family spent much of their time with me throughout my adolescence. However, many times my family had to be the advocate of my abilities to the general public and even other social institutions. My maternal grandmother was a musical inspiration and my Uncle Bruce reinforced my education. My mother made…

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