Congenital Limb Loss
My name is Nicole Spain and I am 25 years old. I have a congenital limb loss of my left arm just below the elbow. I grew up like any other child, riding bikes, playing soccer, painting my own nails, and playing video games with my brothers.
As a child my parents tried to get prosthetics made for me but I always felt like I functioned better without them. I’ve always been able to find a way to accomplish physical tasks just as well as others but of course in my own way. I am able to work out regularly, drive a manual transmission car, and am even able to help others for a living working as a caregiver in my community.
I am in the process of advancing my nursing career and currently attend school. I live in Hemet, CA with my fiancé. We are to be married this fall. My motto is if there is a will and a desire to do something there is a way.
I may do things a little different but I can honestly say that everything and anything is possible and there is nothing that I can’t do.