Jan. 6, 2022


I thought I knew everything there was to know about myself until-- the day I applied for a passport.

Fingerprints are a requirement for any passport. It was only after multiple technicians kept trying to fingerprint me---unsuccessfully---I learned a shocking fact: my fingerprints were missing.

After running a series of tests--medical doctors finally diagnosed me with an extremely-rare disease called: Adermatoglyphia. The disease has one defining symptom: any person affected by this mostly-unknown disease doesn’t have fingerprints.

The disease doesn’t cause pain or chronic illness, but is TOTALLY incurable. There are only four--documented families—worldwide--- who are known to have Adermatoglyphia.  And then--- there’s me.

When my diagnosis was delivered by a distinguished board of medical doctors in Houston, Texas-- they all agreed I was born with the disease. Several fingertips show a few tiny wrinkles but--for the most part--every tip is round and smooth. I’ve had multiple tests, screenings, exams, and been told--I'm not only missing fingerprints--I also have no toe prints.  Without toe prints, my identity can’t be placed in any data bank. Sounds like a great way to be a Bank Robber and never get caught.

Just think: I lived “more than a few years” without knowing I had an extremely-rare disease.  All Those Years and I had no idea I AM---actually—A RARE ODDITY!

As the old saying goes---IGNORANCE IS BLISS.

 Simply, Sally



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17.10 | 01:42

I miss being Facebook friends with you! Hope you are well and happy.

Tammy Brookover Jay

15.10 | 01:28

Love all of this. I'm so lucky to be your neighbor,

30.08 | 16:26

Sally, my friend, I love your writings and sometimes they make me cry and then smile. I love you as if I had known you all my life. God Bless you each and every day in all you do.

29.08 | 19:19

Lol, I loved reading this story! As a female that dated a couple men with Harleys, I totally understand and met Harley Guy myself, many times over!
I hope you get your 3wheels someday soon!

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