Because my eight-year-old daughter asked if she was beautiful, I decided to do this photo project. (11/15)

“I didn’t want children because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to hold her.” How will I keep her head supported while she feeds? How am I going to tie her shoelaces? Or change her clothes… but it all worked out in the end. Elara realizes that mummy and daddy must change their ways. So she collaborates with us to find solutions.” “You know how it is… with having different limbs… you just have to be persistent.” Ashley is a successful model and an advocate for families who have a member with a different limb, including sharing helpful tips on her social media platforms.


Since his accident, James has collaborated with Japanese video game giant Konami to design and develop his own advanced bionic arm, earning him the moniker Metal Gear Man. He’s since become a speaker, BBC presenter, and model. They have a lovely 2-year-old daughter named Elara, who is a true ray of sunshine. Meeting them shed light on my own personal capabilities. So many times have I questioned life and circumstances… given excuses and stated that if life was fair to me, I could do better… No longer will I wait for life to correct itself… Instead, I’ll fix mine. Because your circumstances do not define you… You do!

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