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Archive for January 2016

Turning into a Limb Difference Superhero

Every time I tell Jordan about a new baby born with a limb difference, she cheers. That’s because she isn’t sad about living with one hand. It’s a blessing. How many kids with two hands can say they have a bunch of extra hands? Two-handed kids don’t have a chance to go to Camp No Limits…

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American Girl Didn't Say No

Getting the world to think little differently about limb differences is often challenging. Reading the comments on the Change.org page renews my faith in the world. Reading comments on CBS News’ Facebook page is disappointing and more reason why I think our petition to American Girl is so important: Kids who grow up aware that…

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American Girl Reacts to our Petition

Last night, Jordan and I had an opportunity to speak to Contessa Brewer on CBS News’ live streaming news site, CBSN. We were excited to continue spreading the word about our petition to encourage American Girl Brand to consider adding a limb difference option. The petition is a week old today. As I write this post, it…

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A Quick Petition Update

I’m not sure how you guys are doing it, but in the last few hours, our petition signatures started growing like crazy. Thank you so much for sharing and keeping the word out for our efforts. Jordan and I really appreciate it… and so do so many other kids (and their families) in the world…

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Comments Inside our American Girl Petition

Almost 5,000 signatures? Seriously? Our campaign is growing rapidly. I’m so proud to see so many people supporting the idea of offering a limb difference doll option at American Girl. We have yet to catch American Girl or Mattel’s attention. As I wrote at the start of this campaign, it’s going to take more than the…

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Celebrating 10 Years with Family and Friends

Jordan is a whole decade old! That’s pretty exciting. We didn’t hold an official birthday party because Jordan has a big fundraiser she’s hoping to plan at a local art store. But we did celebrate with friends and family. The upside of having a birthday after Christmas is her triplet cousins were able to be…

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American Girl: Check Out Our Dolls

We just hit 2,000 signatures in our petition to American Girl! We have to keep going for the company to hear our request to include a limb difference option with its Truly Me dolls. Jordan and I are really excited to share how Yahoo Health reported about our petition. How cool is that? To keep the…

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Using an Adaptive Jump Rope

Jordan and I follow a lot of adaptive athletes on Instagram. For months before she even set foot in a CrossFit Kids class, we watched awesome adaptive athletes. Some of them include Krystal Cantu, Jared Bullock and Michael Smith. They inspire Jordan to learn how to get stronger. If you want to be inspired, check…

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Answering Questions on the Disney Parks Moms Panel

It’s official! I’m a Disney Parks Moms Panelist. On January first, I started answering questions on the website for anyone who is planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort. As I’ve written in the past, planning Disney vacations is a passion I’ve had for years and I’m excited to be a part of the…

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The Power of our Networks

Our personal networks are powerful. If we rally all of them together, we can make an impact. That’s what is very possible as we work to catch American Girl’s attention with our Change.org petition. We’re so close to 1,000 signatures! Since launching the campaign, I’ve had some wonderful people reach out to me with some…

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