Let’s create a huge limb difference meetup

by Jen Reeves on June 5, 2013 · 8 comments

in 2013

I’m wrapping up my final day out of town before I jump into some really exciting family adventures. Next week, Jordan, Cameron and I are attending Camp No Limits Missouri. With your support we raised almost $4,000 for the camp. It’s pretty awesome. I promise to tell the stories of camp while it’s underway here and on our Facebook page. I cannot tell you how excited I am to meet some parents and kids I have known for years but have never met in person until this year’s camp.

After camp, I’m looking ahead to our next chance to meet up with limb difference families. I haven’t even set up plans for it yet, but I think it could be epic. Jordan and I are traveling to Chicago to build her next helper arm. We document the building process each time and at the last minute, I realize I should find opportunities to meet up with families. Well, I’m thinking ahead this time. Here’s what I have in my mind… And I’d love to hear what you think:

Jordan and I LOVE to explore Chicago. Earlier this year, we had an epic trip with Cameron. We love the city and all of the fun activities. So let’s try this:
If you’re interested in traveling to downtown Chicago for the day on July 20th, where do you think would be a fun spot for a meeting? We’ve held one at the Children’s Museum of Chicago but there are other options. There’s the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, Sears Tower, Hancock Tower… I want to hear from you.

Let’s pick a place to meet and then somewhere to eat a late lunch. Let’s have the most fun we can have with all kinds of awesome limb different kids and adults.

So mark it down on your calendar: July 20th.

Help me pick a spot to meet.

Let’s do this!!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

olga martinez June 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

Hi my name is Olga Martinez I am from chicago and love keeping up with you guys. I dont know anyone with a limb difference and my 1yr old Victoria is missing her right hand. It would be nice to meet Jordyn and others. My other 2 daughters would love to tag along too and my suggestion would be at “The Bean” and if its hot out they turn on the water by the huge tv of faces on Michigan ave.

Jen Lee Reeves June 7, 2013 at 11:49 am

That’s a wonderful idea, Olga! Maybe we visit the Bean and play in the water and then if anyone wants, we can move the party over to the Children’s Museum.

Kristen Possley June 10, 2013 at 9:08 am

We would be in for sure! I have a 3 year old daughter and an 8 month old daughter. The 8 month old is missing her left hand and we think it would be awesome to connect and also expose our 3 year old to others like her sister=) Please keep me posted!!

Jen Lee Reeves June 10, 2013 at 10:51 pm

That’s super exciting, Kristen! I’ll certainly get more info ASAP.

olga martinez June 12, 2013 at 12:41 am

Yay I’m excited!!

olga martinez June 12, 2013 at 12:52 am

As soon as the info is up would you mind e-mailing me just in case I forget to check. I don’t want to miss anything .. Thanks ♥

Kristen Possley July 1, 2013 at 8:38 am

Is this on? I was just invited to a baby shower this day but want to make sure we attend this if it is a “go”=)

Jen Lee Reeves July 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

Kristen – this is on!! Here are the details: http://bornjustrightmeetup.eventbrite.com/

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