Lucky Fin Bracelet Giveaway!

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

in 2011, Giveaway

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!

 

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Sheri Q August 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm

What a fun idea!!
We’re a limb difference family! My husband has one leg shorter than the other, he was also born with an extra toe on each foot; my father-in-law is missing 2 fingers due to a farming accident. And, our amazing son was born in China & is missing his right forearm from just above the elbow.

We can’t imagine life with a family where everyone has all 10 fingers & all 10 toes. : )

Michelle M August 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Great idea, Jen! Loved the Lucky Fin story on the local news here (and definitely caught the quick cameo by Jordan!) I think it’s cool you all wear your LF bracelets! Annabelle says hi!

Jen Lee Reeves August 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Sheri! It’s great to know more about your family! Thanks for being part of Born Just Right… I love how your family knows limb differences can be normal!

April Wallace August 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I love this site! My daughter was born with ABS. She is missing her middle finger on her left hand and her toes on her left foot are conjoined. I agree with the motto 10 fingers are overated. What the devil took away God made up for in PERSONALITY! I love seeing kids moving forward and making the best!

Brandi Bounds August 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

YOU ARE DOING A GREAT THING FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!! KEEP IT UP!

Suzanne August 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Wow! Two of my most favorite limb difference mama’s working together to inform and educated! Thank you both for working so hard at what you do. Just Amazing to me!

Jen Lee Reeves August 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Hi to Annabelle! I think it’s so cool Jordan got to be in the story.

Jen Lee Reeves August 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Thanks so much April! And I think you’re SO right about the personality element of our kids. They are awesome.

Jen Lee Reeves August 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm

@Brandi – Thanks for your support!!

Michelle Baker Willis August 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Always been a big fan of Born Just Right, and now I have to add the Lucky Fin Project to my Good People list. Love it.

Jen Lee Reeves August 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

@Suzanne – Thanks so much!! I’m so lucky to know Molly and I love that we’re supporting each other!

Jen Lee Reeves August 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm

@Michelle – Thanks friend. The Lucky Fin Project is awesome.

martina Seidman August 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

This is such a great project. It’s nice to have some support in a fashionable way

Shannon DaGrossa August 11, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Our son Jack was born without his right hand. He’s now 5 years old and there is nothing that he can’t do! He is such an amazing little boy and such a gift to us. ;)

Heather August 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm

you know I am a huge fan of you and Jordan!!

Jen Z August 11, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Love this idea:)

Hedi August 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm

What a wonderful idea! I will comment in support of the blog and Lucky Fins!

Colleen August 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I have a 5 month old son born with acrosyndactyly on his right hand. All five digits are fused together. I have found such comfort and support from both your site and the LFP that I’m so glad to see you both working together!

Jen Lee Reeves August 11, 2011 at 11:00 pm

@Colleen – that’s so fantastic. I’m so glad to meet you and the many people who commented here. It’s so cool to see more names and make connections with BJR readers!

Jennifer August 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm

What a fabulous idea! I am new to the world of having a child with a limb difference as we all were at one point, and I’m up for anything to bring awareness to or celebrate our differences! I gave birth to fraternal twins in January, my little boy Ryan has all of his 20 digits however my little girl Molly was born with ABS. She is missing her left hand, right foot, and her right hand is not fully formed. I am thankful everyday for her and she has already proven how amazing she is by keeping up with her brother :)

Jen Lee Reeves August 11, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Hi Jennifer! It’s wonderful to meet you and see you comment here. Congrats on your babies! I know having twins is overwhelming (Jordan is friends with a shocking number of twins… I wonder if she thinks friends come in pairs.) and having a child with a difference can be another level of emotional struggle. Please let me know if I can help in any way!! Leave comments, chat on Facebook or feel free to email me: jen [at] bornjustright.com

Jen Lee Reeves August 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm

First to everyone – I LOVE the comments. Thank you everyone. I wish I could like each comment like on Facebook… I’ll have to look to see if there’s a plugin for that!

@Shannon DaGrossa – It’s great to see you here. I’m certain Jack is awesome! Are you headed to Kindergarten this Fall? We’re a week away from it for Jordan.

Jana Kaye kuhnert August 12, 2011 at 12:09 am

Loving me some LFP and Born Just Right! You both are awesome mamas!! I am the mom of Samuel an incredible kiddo with a huge heart and a Nub for a left hand. Check his page out on fb NubAbility Athletics. We want LFB’s in his college baseball colors, orange and black. Look out world of Nubs and lucky fins, he’s reAdy for the challenge of the college pitching mound. He’ll make a Nubber proud!

Beth Ann Scamby August 12, 2011 at 12:12 am

I have a 4 month old beautiful daughter who was born without the last knuckles of her right fingers due to ABS. She is perfect in every way.

I often hear people say “As long as the baby has all 10 fingers and 10 toes then everything is perfect” in fact I used to think that until the day I had an emergency c-section at 33 weeks and all I cared about was my baby coming out crying. When she came out crying I couldn’t be happier and I could hear the doctor talking about her fingers and I didn’t care.When she was brought over to me they tried to show me her hand and I didn’t want to hear it.
When I finally got to see her I immediately thought of Nemo’s lucky fin.

I’m so happy that I found the Lucky Fin Project and now this blog!

Thank you!

Jen Lee Reeves August 12, 2011 at 12:17 am

Hi Jana! I’m so proud of Sam and his new foundation… Just in time for his first college year! I can’t wait to follow the growth of his efforts on and off the field!

Jen Lee Reeves August 12, 2011 at 12:22 am

@Beth – Congrats on your little girl! I felt relieved when Jordan was born and they promised me she was okay. She might be missing a major portion of an arm, but she’s okay. We were at peace. It’s a good place to be. Of course there are cultural and physical challenges. But living with smaller fingers, one hand, one foot… No hands or feet. These challenges are just that – challenges. They won’t kill you!

Congrats again and please let me know if I can help in any way.

Tracey August 12, 2011 at 12:38 am

so lovely to be celebrating individualls just as we are; when my son was born someone told me what he lacked in fingers he’d more than make up for in looks and intelligence – and he has!! Whilst I would still happily give him my fingers so he wouldn’t feel different his difference makes him a stronger person and I always tell him he’s been made the way he has for a very special reason – even if we don’t know what that is yet. so very best love to all your supporters, we are all different and all for a really good reason and that is a great cause for celebration! xxx

Jen Lee Reeves August 12, 2011 at 7:30 am

I want to high five you through my blog Tracey!

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 8:02 am

I started reading your blog just recently. We are also a limb difference family. My daughter was born 5 years ago missing her right hand and a small portion of her forearm. She has been wearing prosthetics limbs since she was 3 months old and is a great user of her myo limb. I look up to you ladies who have the blogging ability. It is such a great way to express yourself and reach out to people at the same time. Can’t wait to keep reading!!

Amy August 12, 2011 at 8:30 am

I am so glad to have met you and been introduced to your site and all of this new information. I now know so much more about limb different people that I can share with others so they know more too! The Lucky Fin bracelets are so cute and are definitely a good way to start a conversation and spread the word.

Sam August 12, 2011 at 8:54 am

Jen and Jordan are the best! Great thing you’re doing here!

Jen Lee Reeves August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

@Melissa – It’s wonderful to see you here. Congrats on your daughter’s success with her myo! Jordan didn’t have a very good experience with hers, but it’s a lot more challenging to have a lot of use with a myo when she doesn’t have an elbow. Her body-powered helper arm has been a great help in activating muscle and thinking about tasks with “both hands.”

Jen Lee Reeves August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

Thanks Amy! You’re a wonderful BJR fan. I appreciate all of the support.

Jen Lee Reeves August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

@Sam – Thanks!! You rock.

Patty August 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

What a great idea!

Jen Lee Reeves August 12, 2011 at 10:27 am

Thanks Patty!

Bernadette August 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

Hi! My name is Bernadette and I am the mother of Vivian Rose. She was born LBE. See is 3 1/2 now and quite the performer. She is super strong willed and independant which is hard to parent at times but I know it is best for her. She was dancing before she could walk! She love to dress up, dance, sing, and tell stories. Vivian also enjoys spending time with her 6 year old brother, Dean. All three of us love this blog and look at the pictures and videos often. Thanks Jen for all the work you put into it!

Jen Lee Reeves August 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Thanks so much Bernadette! It’s great to see you comment here and I love how Vivian Rose is a dancer. Miss Jordan (as it’s obvious to see in our pictures) LOVES her dancing as well!

Karah Weiser1 August 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Enter me pleasseee.

Jen Lee Reeves August 12, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Heck yeah! You’re entered!

Abigail August 13, 2011 at 2:24 am

Okay, I absolutely love the Lucky Fin site! It’s soooo cute! I don’t really do bracelets, so I won’t take a chance away from someone who’ll get it out there and show it’s fabulousness. But it’s an awesome shop and I am totally putting it up on Facebook!

Jen Lee Reeves August 13, 2011 at 10:14 am

Thanks for the support!!

Christine August 15, 2011 at 9:46 am

Well hey there! I went and looked up Lucky Fin–and that’s a great, uplifting concept! Ten fingers ARE overrated. :D

I always follow this site in support of you and your family, Jen. I like reading up on all of your adventures! :)

anne August 15, 2011 at 9:50 am

I need to get Thomsen one! He will not take off this paper bracelet he got at a fun center three weeks ago. Thanks, Jen!

Jen Lee Reeves August 15, 2011 at 9:52 am

@Anne – I’d love to help Thompson get a more stylish bracelet! The drawing is on Friday!

Jen Lee Reeves August 15, 2011 at 9:52 am

@Christine! Thanks for checking it out. Spread the good word!

Michael Sheets August 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

We are patiently awaiting the arrival of our daughter who will be born on September 7th. She only has part of her forearm on her right arm. We are excited to see what is in store for us. I’m glad to know that we’re not alone in this journey. To see all of the pictures and read the stories from the different families are very encouraging and uplifting.

Jen Lee Reeves August 15, 2011 at 10:18 am

Congrats on your soon to arrive daughter! Please feel free to email me anytime if you have questions: jen [at] bornjustright.com.

Meg August 15, 2011 at 11:41 am

We love our lucky fin bracelets and slowly but surely the LFB pride is spreading to family & friends! Its awesome! I love the limited edition ones. So far I have two with two more on the way! Gavin has one with a glow in the dark one on the way! My husband hasn’t taken his off since he got it. We also like to give them as gifts to family and friends :)
Thanks for writing this blog. It helped me so much through my emotional pregnancy and inspired me to do our own blog :)

Elle Ellis August 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Great idea ;) I work with students with different abilities and limbs – it is a lot of fun and I think it is great to raise awareness – the more people see, hear and talk about people of different abilities – the more it will be accepted and seem less strange. We may not all look the same or have the same abilities but we all have our gifts and ways to contribute to our families and to our communities ;) The less we hide our differences the better – we are all here, we are all connected, we are all together in this! There are ways I can help you, and there are ways you can help me.
All the best!

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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