Lady and the Bing

January 15, 2013 — 4 Comments

One of the things I love about being “that one-handed guy” is that I get notifications instantly whenever someone who is living one-handed is in the media.

Last night was a prime example of this.

Not only was Sarah Herron DOMINATING “The Bachelor” (that sounds weird, but I’m sticking with it), I was informed by a multitude of people that there was a lady on “Wheel of Fortune” who had one hand, too!  And in quite possibly one of the weirdest coincidences ever in the history of mankind, the opponent next to her was named…BING.  Yes, a man named BING was next to the woman who was spinning the wheel one-handed.

Doing - BING!

Doing things…one-handed – BING!

If you are at this point saying to yourself, “Why is it so funny that this dude’s name is Bing?  I mean, besides that his name is Bing,” watch this video of me jumping rope to see why (pay attention to the jingle).  And look at the LOH logo in the upper right.

So, while Lillian was spinning the Wheel like a boss, Sarah was lip-wrestling with Sean.  YOU GO, GIRL.  My favorite part actually had nothing to do with the show last night.  It was when one of my best friends, Chad, texted me and was like, “Dude, this girl on The Bachelor has half an arm.”  That wasn’t exactly what he said, but…you get the drift.  First, I love that he thought of me.  Second, he clearly doesn’t read my blog regularly.  Hi, Chad!

Then, my friend Wes (who designed the LOH logo and the “Different Is Awesome!” logo) Tweeted me and was like, “Dude, you’re probably already aware, but there’s a girl on #TheBachelor who is #LivingOneHanded.”  It was super nice.  Then I called him out for watching it and he blamed his wife.  It’s cool, though.


Wait, no…that wasn’t it.  A couple things for real, though.  First, I love that there has been a limb-different presence in the media lately.  And I love that people feel comfortable talking to me about it.  My friend Jeffrey told me today that Nick Vujicic was on a Sunday morning program and that he was so inspiring.  Just the fact that people are noticing and that they have opinions and questions and that they feel safe to explore these issues is so exciting to me.

At the risk of sounding cliche…it really is an exciting time to be living one-handed!

I’ll buy an E, Pat.


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4 responses to Lady and the Bing

  1. I’m with you here. This media domination is pretty awesome.

  2. It’s kind of like how when you’re pregnant, you notice everyone else that is pregnant! Not that you would be pregnant-ha! Being pregnant with a one-handed wonder, I have noticed limb-different folks{on tv} lately, too and it’s AWESOME!!! I seriously get teary-eyed watching Sarah on The Bachelor, sad as that sounds. Hahaha! Love your blog!

  3. I told my son, “you guys are EVERYWHERE!!!”

  4. Hi Ryan, it was great to meet you this past weekend at the HHF winter meeting. You are an inspiration to our family and the entire group of 300 plus that attended. Oh, and you are extremely funny too!! Keep up the great work you are doing for families like ours who have a child with an upper limb difference………as far as the Wheel of Fortune thing goes …all I can say is….” budda BING…budda BANG…..budda BOOM”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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