VIDEO: Camp No Limits Missouri 2014

June 16, 2014

After a year of building up to a very special long weekend, Camp No Limits Missouri has wrapped up. Jordan and I left early because I have more travel today, but we didn’t leave before the talent show and dance party. Either way, it was an emotional departure for Miss Jordan. Camp was HUGE this [...]

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Camp No Limits has its special moments

June 15, 2014

There are so many special moments at Camp No Limits… Like when a child learns to tie her shoes for the first time or two kids shake hands while wearing prosthetics. And then there is a random moment when you look up and your daughter is wearing an E-nable hand on her little arm. Um. That [...]

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Camp No Limits Season Kicks Off

June 13, 2014

We just wrapped up the softball season and now it’s time for another summer of Camp No Limits! We’re lucky to help kick off the string of summer camps here in Missouri. I can’t believe it starts today! Thanks to your donations, you’ve  helped make this year the LARGEST group every for Camp No Limits [...]

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Pool time without questions

June 2, 2014

We are in our second year attending a pool near our neighborhood. We joined as members and are pretty excited about the year-round access to the tennis courts. But it’s officially summer (even though school doesn’t end until Thursday) and that means we’re swimming A LOT. Our new pool is a super social space for [...]

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The day a photo post overwhelmed me with support

May 29, 2014
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Last night I took Jordan for a walk with the dog. I told her it was because the dog needed a walk, but really, she needed one. Jordan is hard-headed. If you’ve followed her growth from a baby, you’ll know she’s been determined and hard-headed from the very start. Ask her old occupational and physical [...]

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The dance recital is back with a different challenge

May 23, 2014

“You know people pay more attention to dancers on stage who have differences,” Jordan said to me last night with a lot of certainty. “Especially ones like my little arm.” We had just wrapped up five hours of a dance recital dress rehearsal. Jordan told me she knows more people look at her on stage [...]

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On The Road with Peace of Mind

May 7, 2014

I’m in Boston this week. It’s so beautiful here and I can say I went to my first game at Fenway Park last night. I am so lucky to have a job that allows me to work at home when I’m not traveling. But when I’m on the road, I try as hard as I [...]

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Softball Season Returns with Speed

May 5, 2014

After a few weeks of practice and a rain delay, Jordan finally had a chance to play her first softball game of the season. She’s playing for the coach pitch Dragonflies team. If she sticks with this, next year is the start of kid pitch. (That’s when things get serious.) Jordan loves this sport. She [...]

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Supporting a Friend Because Different is Awesome!

May 1, 2014

I spend time each year encouraging you and pretty much any person I know to donate money to Camp No Limits because the organization is incredibly important to us. The entire special needs community is important to us. And when I know there’s an opportunity to help tell the story of how we can celebrate [...]

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VIDEO: Her Favorite Place in the Whole World

April 29, 2014

Last night, Jordan asked me to share the place I consider my favorite location in the whole world. I immediately told her my favorite is our vacation spot in Maine. She was quick to respond with her answer: Camp No Limits. I asked why and she said it’s because that’s the place where she feels [...]

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Continuing to Support the Survivors of the Boston Bombings

April 21, 2014

Today, runners from around the world will show how the Boston Marathon can continue even after last year’s terrible bombing near the finish line. The terrible attack killed three people, injured 275 people and left 16 people in need of prosthetics to keep moving. National organizations really stepped up and offered help to those in [...]

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3D Hand-Printing Service Stations

April 18, 2014

I am so thrilled to watch the rapid growth of 3D printing for prosthetics. There is an ongoing community called e-NABLE on Google+ and Facebook that is connecting engineers with 3D printers with children and adults with hand differences. That combination is making it possible for more and more people to get the opportunity to [...]

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The Magic of Amy Purdy

April 17, 2014

Being different and overcoming obstacles sometimes brings out the very best in us. I tell Jordan and Cameron that often when we face tough stuff in life. We can choose to let it make us sad, or we can find the good in the bad and keep living a positive life. I know those words [...]

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Showing it Off on the Dance Floor

April 16, 2014

I mentioned earlier this week how proud I am at the risks Jordan takes on a regular basis. One activity that’s been a constant since Jordan was two and a half years old is dance. I tend to just consider is an assumed activity until I step back and watch her. That’s exactly what I [...]

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Two Hands Are Not For Everyone

April 15, 2014

My journey with prosthetics started with I was five months old.  My parents knew that I was going to need to learn how to crawl, and realized early on that I would need a prosthetic limb in order to do so without major difficulty. They took me to Shiners Hospital in Chicago and had me [...]

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