Lucky Fin Bracelet Giveaway!

by Jen Lee Reeves on August 11, 2011 · 75 comments

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I love the Born Just Right community. As it grows, I see so many people supporting each other and offering knowledge of the special needs world – especially the limb difference world. I want to hug each and every one of you. Since I can’t do that… I thought I’d offer the first ever Born Just Right giveaway.
I’m teaming up with the Lucky Fin Project to offer five Born Just Right readers a chance to win a Lucky Fin bracelet. What do you need to do? It’s pretty simple, just leave a comment and I’ll choose the winners randomly with the help of random.org. If you’d like, when you leave a comment, please talk about who you are. I’d love to know more readers here… I’ve had great conversations on Facebook. So… why not celebrate the people who come to this website! Lucky Fins and Born Just Right get to celebrate readers at the same time!! If you win, you’ll even get a chance to pick and choose the color bracelet you want!

I’m pretty excited. So… Leave a comment and I look forward to even more great conversations with everyone. (And while you’re at it, if you haven’t “liked” the Lucky Fin Bracelet page on Facebook, go for it!)

Each of our family members wear a Lucky Fin bracelet. I feel kind of naked if I’m not wearing one. I have three, Jordan owns two and the boys of our household own one. Jordan’s brother, Cameron wears his non-stop. (He had one custom made with Harry Potter’s colors from Gryffindor House at Hogwarts.) I love this picture of Cameron and I holding hands during a recent family picture… Of course his Lucky Fin bracelet is the star.
The contest will end next week Friday – August 23rd. I’ll pick the winner by 8pm Central Time!

 

{ 73 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen Lee Reeves August 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Thanks so much Elle! I love that you’re able to work with students and help kids grow up understanding we’re all different! I’ll certainly stay in touch!

Jen Lee Reeves August 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm

@Meg! I’m honored to help offer guidance. You’ve been an incredible voice for limb difference since Gavin was born! I love keeping up with his adventures.

Tina Tillman August 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Hi, I’m Tina mother to Jimmy IV a.k.a. Little Jimmy LBE. He turned 2 in April of this year and is a big fan of the LFP. I have one that I wear all the time and he had 2. We have lost one and the other, well the beads are all over the back of the car. They are great and come in many different styles/colors/material. Thanks for all the help, support and answers that both sites have given me. Ten fingers are so overated.

Jen Lee Reeves August 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

@Tina – I’m so glad to see you here! Hopefully you’ll win a new bracelet to replace the one that broke!! Hugs to you and the whole family!

Jenna Leary August 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Hi! I am Ariah’s mommy. She’s almost 21 months, but she acts as though she is 16 years old. She has a small right hand with nubbin fingers and it hasn’t stopped her in any way. It has been so helpful to be able to read your posts on Born Just Right and one day soon we will purchase some Lucky Fin bracelets. I’m excited to wear it everyday, proudly.
Jenna

Jen Lee Reeves August 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Hi Jenna!! It’s wonderful to see you here on BJR. I COMPLETELY understand the 21 months going on 16. Jordan is 5 and a half going on… who knows, whatever it is, it’s too old!

Chanel August 16, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I found this website through the onelittlefin/blog with baby Gavin who is incredibly adorable. I am currently 8 months pregnant and was told that my son (Isaiah) will have a left arm limb difference. I am just trying to cope since this is my first child after trying to concieve for well over a decade. The news was devestating but I see through sites like this there is hope! I would love to have a bracelet as a reminder that my son will be just fine. Thanks for the support!

Jen Lee Reeves August 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

Hi Chanel!! Congrats on the Isaiah’s soon arrival! There is all kinds of hope – a one-handed world is really okay. As my husband says: Many of us just happen to be born with an extra hand. (That usually confuses little kids when he presents Jordan’s one-handedness in that perspective!)

Samantha August 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I found LFP on Facebook while trying to find a diagnosis for my son who’s 13 months. His doctor refuses to diagnose him with anything so being able to talk to people who are dealing with the same issues as my son is great!

Samantha August 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I would love to get a LFP bracelet for ny son!

Jen Lee Reeves August 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Samantha – most doctors can only guess why our kids have limb differences. I’ve chosen to accept Jordan’s difference without an official diagnosis beyond the fact that something happened in utero and I feel lucky we have her. I’d rather have a healthy one-handed kid than no kid at all! My top theory is there was some kind of vascular incident. But I celebrate our life and try not to dwell on something I couldn’t have stopped from happening. (I realize that somethings that’s easier said than done!)

Ashley Wilson August 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I would love a lucky fin bracelet. My daughter was born with LBE amputation and reading your blog and watching my little girl grow give me hope for her wonderful future. These children can do anything they set their minds to!

Jen Lee Reeves August 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

That’s so true Ashley!!

Hilary August 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm

My daughter was born with a limb difference on her left arm, similar to Jordan’s but she has the elbow joint. She was also born 10 weeks prematurely and had a rough start to life. She is now 3 and nothing has stopped her from doing anything she wants! She is going to be started with her first prosthetic arm in December! We are so blessed to have her here today. Your site is encouraging to us all! Thank you!

Jen Lee Reeves August 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Thanks Hilary!! It’s wonderful to meet you.

Patty Moak August 18, 2011 at 8:35 am

I’m Caitlin & Kimberlee’s mom, Caitlin was born with ABS affecting all limbs/most digits. Her left hand is completely webbed, with a “normal” thumb (I use that term lightly lol) And her right middle finger is just a nubbin, not much bone. I must say, since finding all of the support groups on fb, it’s been amazing. I had never met anyone locally affected by limb difference, until I started sharing pages and supporting Lucky Fin Project and various groups. Someone local, messaged me offering to meet up anytime I thought Caitlin needed to meet someone with a “difference” as well. It was heartwarming to know it does make a difference to speak out! Unite! Caitlin has never been told she can’t do something, and never will if I have anything to say about it! She’s spirited and determined! Thank yall for all that you do!!!

Jen Lee Reeves August 18, 2011 at 9:22 am

Patty! That’s the amazing thing for me. Thanks to finding people online, Jordan is not surprised to meet kids who are limb dfferent!

Heidi August 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I voted in SXSW! I think its a great pitch. My daughter Julia was born LBE. She also had other birth defects. One of them being a congenital diaphragmatic hernia(CDH). It’s as common as spina bifida or cystic fibrosis but we had never heard of it before! I bet you haven’t heard of it either! I found a support group online for CDH and the support and friends I made are amazing! Good luck! I hope you get chosen!

Jen Lee Reeves August 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Thanks for your help Heidi! I haven’t heard of CDH before but I’m certainly going to learn more now that you’ve told me about it! I’m so glad to meet you.

Janet carlson August 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I’m a mother of a seven year old boy who was born without his right hand. He amazes me everyday with how he learns to do things. It’s so nice to have a connections to people who understand. I’ve never heard of these brackets but would love one for my son!! Thanks for the opportunity. Sincerely, Janet

Jen Lee Reeves August 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm

It’s wonderful to meet you Janet!

Karin August 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

We so enjoy being part of the Lucky Fin Project & Born Just Right. It’s inspiring to see how amazing all of our kids are every day. My son, Diego, is 9 yrs old and was born w/o a left hand. He plays tackle football, wrestling, baseball & soccer. Thanks for bringing us all together :)

Jen Lee Reeves August 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Thanks Karin!! Diego is awesome!

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