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emi go • 24 weeks ago

Simply cut a hole in a tennis ball to slip a pen through, or wrap a washcloth and ponytail holder around a pencil to make these items easier to grip. These modifications would be helpful for those who have poor grip strength or for those who experience pain when holding a pen, such as in cases of arthritis. $1 or less

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