Discovering The Truth
Joseph Tidd’s mom was just 18 weeks pregnant when she learned that her son had symbrachydactyly – a condition that affects the limbs. Joseph was born without a forearm, and his parents couldn’t help but blame themselves, even though they had done nothing wrong.
Finding A Connection
His parents decided to try and help Joseph learn about his condition. They soon discovered a project called the Lucky Fin Project that helped to connect people with different limbs and build a community. Carson Pickett is a defender for the Orlando Pride soccer team. However, she is also missing her forearm.
The soccer star ran over to the boy in the stands, and Joseph’s parents said there was an instant change in their son. Apparently, he figured out that Carson was also missing her forearm before Joseph suddenly wanted to show the soccer player that they matched. The two now get to spend plenty of time together after each game.
Carson has helped to show people that we can achieve our dreams – even when the world has other plans. To top it off, Joseph’s parents now run a social media page on his behalf where they post updates about their son to try and help raise awareness of the condition.
Sometimes, it’s our greatest differences that prove we might be a little more like other people than we believe. Joseph had spent his life thinking he was the only one without a forearm. That was until he got to meet Carson Pickett and learn he wasn’t alone.