Be Strong

Sugar heal burns

There is a buzz in the scientific world about new dextran hydrogel being able to heal sever burns with little or no scarring at all. Hopefully, this will eventually let at least fire victims get default!

Old wounds

I’ve seen an old man in the subway, with a similar thumb defect as I have. Of course it did not regrow. I wonder if he still cares that he is not default.


This is one of the many types of buttons you would have trouble unbuttoning with an amputated thumb.

Get Default: Valentin Dikul

This is Valentin Dikul (b. 1948), Russian circus weightlifter. When he was 14, safety equipment gave way and he fell 13 meters down on the arena, breaking his spine. Dikul was doomed for a cheerless life in a wheelchair.