Jordan’s brother, Cameron, is super involved in our work with Camp No Limits. This past year was the first time he didn’t get a chance to attend the summer camp in Missouri. It looks like he’s going to miss the 2015 camp for an amazing trip to Yellowstone National Park. But that hasn’t stopped his desire to raise awareness and learn more about limb differences.

Cameron is in seventh grade and his science class has an ongoing side project this semester where you get to become an expert on any topic you pick. Cam picked limb differences. He’s spent time researching and learning about the causes and treatment of limb differences and had a chance to do a presentation on it this week.

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I’m proud of him. I think it is so cool Cameron is interested in learning more about a challenge his sister deals with each day. I also think it’s so cool Cameron is interested in looking for more solutions to helping people with limb differences. We recently purchased a 3D printed hand designed by e-NABLE and hopefully a part of his project will include learning how to build the hand.

The sweetest thing so far about this project is how Jordan reacted to this poster. She was so happy. She had no idea he was working on this topic and she declared him the best brother ever. Even though the two fight often, I think it’s awesome they can care about each other when the important stuff happens.

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By the way, today is the last day to donate to Camp No Limits to win a raffle prize. All it takes is $5! Visit here to donate.

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zombie-makeupI have to ask this because after spending most of this month encouraging other bloggers to share details about how Limb Differences Aren’t Scary… Jordan has decided to be really scary this year for Halloween.

For years, she’s chosen to be butterflies, fairies and princesses for Halloween. But this year, she’s finally decided to have fun with her limb difference. She wants to be a dressed up zombie with a really gory little arm the looks like it was ripped off. I’m super excited for her excitement… but I started worrying about the kids and adults who will FREAK OUT.

Or will they?

I honestly don’t know. But I bought a ton of zombie makeup. I don’t know what I’m doing but I have latex and stickers and paint and I know we can make things look pretty gross.

What do you think? I guess limb differences aren’t scary… Unless you use it to your advantage on Halloween.

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By the way, thank you to all of the bloggers who helped spread the word about our raffle fundraiser (which ends on Halloween!):
Support for Special Needs
The Guavalicious Life
Me, Myself and Jen
2Paws Design
Mom in Chapel Hill
Good Girl Gone Redneck
Airplane Rides and Guacamole Sides
Rolling with the Magic
Adventures in Loving Addy

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A quiet blog means a crazy, busy household

October 29, 2014

This month has taken me out of my standard blogging loop. I try to post two or three times a week at the LEAST. But this month has pushed me over the edge. Let me show you some of the cool things we’ve been up to lately! First, Jordan’s official third grade picture arrived. She [...]

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Our “limb differences aren’t scary” campaign

October 7, 2014

A little later this month, I plan to work with a collection of bloggers who are helping spread the word that limb differences aren’t scary. Why not tie our positive focus on limb differences leading up to Halloween? I’m hoping this is a chance to raise more awareness about Camp No Limits by giving everyone [...]

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Trying to separate bragging from pride

October 3, 2014

“I’m famous,” Jordan bragged to a stranger earlier this week.

It’s the first time I’ve ever seen her brag about Born Just Right. I offered context to the stranger about how we have a website that helps tell stories about differences and how they can be awesome. But it all made me sad.

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I shared my heart and you are making a difference

September 26, 2014

It takes $500 to send one child to Camp No Limits. It’s one of the most supportive and special camps I know that supports the full family in the world of limb differences. It’s become the focus of our love and fundraising for many years. It’s a place where Jordan feels loved, trusted and she’s [...]

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The 3D printing revolution wants to meet you

September 18, 2014

There’s a one-of-a-kind event happening later this month and it kind of kills me that I am going to miss it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go! e-NABLE is holding a one-day conference bringing 3D printing experts together with prosthetic experts… and maybe even you! The volunteer-based organization is making waves all across the [...]

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Redefining staring and rude staring

September 17, 2014

Last week we launched an awesome conversation about putting an end to staring. The one thing that came up many different time is the varying comfort people have to ask questions about a difference and the varying comfort people feel when they are asked questions. I think we might need to first redefine staring. There [...]

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Using a t-shirt to stop the staring

September 16, 2014

Last week’s dance class was rough. There were two hip hop classmates who wouldn’t stop staring at Jordan and she didn’t feel up to confronting the kids. I got a bit saucy about staring on this blog… And it opened up some great conversations. But while us grown ups work on refining how we raise [...]

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From Jordan: A Kidz Bop Night

September 15, 2014

Today I got to go to a Kidz Bop concert. We got to sing and dance and I even got to go up on stage beside Ashlynn. She was the one who invited me up on the stage. That was kind of her. She is my favorite Kidz Bop kid! On the stage, I danced [...]

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More support for families of limb different kids

September 15, 2014

For the last almost nine years since Jordan was born, I’ve craved community. I founded Born Just Right to help connect with families and help share the lessons we’ve learned about growing up with limb differences with others. But I know I can only offer some perspective and support. That’s why I am thrilled to [...]

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Dolphin Tale 2 inspires us to help Camp No Limits

September 12, 2014

Today is the day we have waited a long time to happen… The release of Dolphin Tale 2! Jordan and I were incredibly lucky to have a chance to attend an early screening of the movie. Jordan brought along her special Winter Dolphin stuffed animal and watched the whole movie intently. It was SO cool to [...]

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Let’s celebrate unicorns

September 11, 2014

Yesterday’s post asking everyone to not stare, just ask spread far and wide. I’m honored so many people joined in on the conversation surrounding the topic. That post inspired an awesome discussion on Facebook based on a question a Born Just Right commenter had: If you’re encouraging someone to not stare and ask questions, how [...]

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Can we teach our kids to stop staring?

September 10, 2014

Seriously. Can we raise children who choose to ask questions and speak directly to people who look or act differently? Can we have open conversations with our children to discuss why it can be so painful to whisper and point at people who are different or act differently? I’m so tired of it. Jordan’s tired [...]

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A cross country learning experience

September 9, 2014

I try to be in town for the most important things in my kids’ lives. But since I took a new job almost two years ago, I have missed a couple band concerts and a few school events. But most of the time, Randy is in town to help capture the moments so I don’t [...]

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