Wrapping Presents With Limited Hand Function

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Whitney Bailey
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Meg Johnson
Curated by
Whitney Bailey

'Tis the season for gift giving! Meg Johnson, a quadriplegic with limited hand function, demonstrates how she wraps a gift independently. 

“But, after a lot of years and a lot of hard work, I realized that my hands can do everything they used to do, everything I want them to do, just they do it a little bit differently.”

Meg states the first Christmas after her injury was very saddening for her because wrapping presents for loved ones proved to be a challenge. However, as time went on Meg found ways to adapt her gift wrapping skills as she shares her process in the video above.

“Start to finish, this is something I can do and it makes feel amazing to be able to wrap presents all by myself!”

Meg begins her video with her present partially wrapped while she demonstrates how she tapes the sides to secure it closed. She uses her thumb function and the back of her hand to wrap the present. Meg puts the tape on the end of the paper before she folds the paper up making it easier to secure. She makes it look easy but practice makes perfect!

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