Little Jellybean

At the National Conference in April 1916, a resource book for children and their parents was launched.  The book was written by Margot and Anton Wuts of Hawke’s Bay, especially for child amputees and their parents. The following is an abbreviated synopsis from the book:

Trixie was diagnosed with Distal Arthrogryposis in utero, and from birth suffered through many procedures to try and correct the deformities in both of her feet. With no resolution in sight, and other parts of her body being adversely affected by the lack of improvement, amputation was considered. The medical professionals agreed that it would be the best chance of her having an active and hopefully pain-free life.....
 
Little Jellybean promises to be an invaluable resource for the parents in particular of young children who have had or are contemplating amputation. Copies are available free of charge from the Coordinator.

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