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Archive for January 2015

A new one-handed basketball season

“That little girl with one hand can really play,” exclaimed a man sitting a few seats down from me during Jordan’s first game of the season. I was beaming with pride. Jordan is a basketballer. She really is. And I’m proud of how she played in her first game of the season. Jordan worked to get…

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One-handed hair styling

It seems like it was forever ago… I was sitting in a gym with Jordan at Camp No Limits when she was three-years-old watching our friend Lizzie show off how she can put her hair into a pony tail with one hand and her little arm. I watched in awe, shot video and thought how…

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Running Disney and merging my Born Just Right world

I started running when Jordan was a toddler. I needed something for me. A healthy outlet. Eventually I learned the joy of running outside. At some point, I even got rid of the headphones and started to appreciate the quiet. I rarely run with other people. It’s me time. It’s peaceful. My world is non-stop…

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Finding Nemo at Art of Animation Resort

We’ve used Nemo as a teacher when it comes to Jordan’s little arm ever since she was a baby. When Cameron’s school friends were super confused about how it could be possible Jordan has a tiny arm… I’d remind the kids about Nemo’s lucky fin and everything would be okay. So, when my brother told…

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A fun run that could make an impact

At the very end of the year, you helped make it possible for us to send TEN kids to Camp No Limits. It’s pretty awesome. But since we had such a good year for fundraising, I figure we could easily kick off the new year with a chance to raise some more? Imagine having the…

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Turning the volume up on music lessons

Jordan is in her second year of piano and recently graduated from her beginner book. It’s time to take her skills to a new level. But that’s when her teacher asked her the question: Does she want move to the next level learning in a one-handed piano-playing style or does she want to continue with her…

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Always finding a chance to meet new friends

One of the greatest purposes of this website is finding ways to bring our families together. It can be through raising money so families can meet at Camp No Limits. Sometimes it’s setting up pen pal relationships or creating meet ups across the country. Sometimes it’s a long wait before we meet someone in person.…

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Using the holidays to give the kids an Amtrak experience

In our quest to hit the major Orlando amusement parks and spend time with my parents in South Florida, we decided to fly into Orlando before the holidays, have fun at Universal Studios, take an Amtrak to South Florida for Christmas, and then drive back up to Orlando afterward. We can officially say we experienced…

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One in a minion experience at Universal Studios

We are settled back into regular life after two weeks in Florida. It was an epic adventure and it’s taken a lot of time for me to sort through my thoughts and thousands of photos. We really did it all during this most recent trip. Our family visited amusement parks and we spent time with…

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