Ottobock Mobility for Kids coloring contest

Hello friends of Ottobock Mobility for Kids! This year for Halloween we’d love to give you and your loved ones an opportunity to have some fun. We have produced three coloring pages to reflect the families who use our products. Here’s how to play: Choose one, two or all three and color them! Take a…

An ode to babywearing

This week is International Babywearing Week.  For me, babywearing is another way of helping James, helping us bond, letting him explore the word… and keeping my sanity. The theme this year is “best seat in the house” and it makes me tear up just thinking about it because it is a seat. It’s a place…

Dustin shares about life after two years with C-Brace

Since my last post on here, many things have happened in my life, which have kept me very busy. We moved to southern Georgia from Indiana, which was a lot of work.  We looked at so many houses that I lost count.  I realized during our house hunting that due to my disability our search…

Solo. Disabled. Female. And a traveler.

In the spring of this year, I took my first trip as a solo disabled female. I would describe myself as an ambitious person, and to say my first trip was ambitious is an understatement. Planes, trains, and automobiles. 7 weeks. The entire United States. Solo. Disabled. Female. I knew the trip was going to…

Sticks and Stones…

Bullying is awful for any child. But for a child with limb abnormalities, bullying is even worse. My childhood was extremely difficult – in fact, preschool, elementary, and middle school were the most difficult periods in my life. Therefore, I’m sharing my insight regarding how to deal with it. People often make assumptions or impose…

When a good weekend goes bad

After my last post, and a few of the negative comments, I would love nothing more than to sit here with a smile on my face and Meghan Trainor in the background and tell you that I was just having a rough spot and that life is easy-peasy and I’ve been in a wonderful mood… but…

The Second Decade- By the Days of the Week. — Lacey Henderson

When I turned 26 last year, my mom called me (after she got a delicious chocolate birthday cake special delivered to my door- Thanks mom!!) and told me that 26 was basically the Wednesday of my 20’s. I was still very much in the middle of my roarin’ 20’s. Well, I have now spent a […]…

What’s it like dating when you’re a female amputee?

My Background My name is Marina, and I’m currently 21 years old. I was born with bilateral lower extremity abnormalities. I had a bilateral above-knee amputation when I was fourteen months old. Ever since then, I have been wearing prosthetic legs. My physical disability has impacted me in all aspects of my life, but it…

Finding My Way Back

This post is dedicated to those the people I’ve lost, the love I’ve found, and to those everywhere living with mental health issues. I lost a total of 5 people in exactly one year, that’s one for every finger on my hand. 2015 took my uncle in January, my dear friend Katie in July, my beloved…

Upcoming minor surgery

A lot has happened since I last posted on here, both good and bad. Thankfully, I’ve finally gotten accustomed to my C-legs. I’m also off the crutches. I even got my prosthesis cosmetically covered (foam). I feel happy with my current prosthetic legs, as well as more confident walking in them. Now… the bad news….

They are just clothes, right?

I’m sitting in James’ room and slowly going through piles of clothes to donate to a friend who is due with a little boy. My husband and I decided we are done having kids. I’m happy to help her and donate clothes that don’t fit either of my kids any longer so they may be used…