Teen Spirit

Posted on Sunday, Jul 15, 2012
Sometimes, Andrew Austen gets bored of telling people why he only has one hand. Sometimes, he tells people that God made him that way because, if he had a complete set of extremities, he'd simply be too awesome. Sometimes, he tells people that a shark bit it off. "I have a scar from a hot-glue gun in sixth grade," he says, pointing to a red, quarter-inch long line where his right arm just stops below the elbow. "I was hot-gluing something and it got on my arm and I kept picking the scab so it became a scar. So I say that's a shark tooth.