Two weeks ago we pressed launch on our Open Bionics ‘Go Fund Me‘ campaign for Tommy and Lottie to get a Hero arm which we called ‘Can you give us a hand?’ We had no way of knowing how long it would take us to get £25,000 but if you’ve read previous blogs you will know why it was so important to us. We were … Continue reading Thank you for giving us a hand…
I make no apologies for once again asking everyone to support us. I know if you follow LimbBo foundation on social media you will know that our ‘board of smiles’ is our inspiration, the look on the faces of our children when they receive their arms or bikes is what keeps us going. Many of you have supported us with donations, time, spreading the word, finding … Continue reading LimbBo foundation – can you support us?
I’m a trustee for LimbBo foundation – you can see all about our work here – We support children like my grandson #TommyD who were born with a limb difference. Yesterday was one of those days that reaffirm your faith in human nature. Barnsley Live had chosen us to be their charity for 2019. What a day! We met so many amazing people, from our … Continue reading Barnsley Live Support LimbBo Foundation
I’m not sure it’s the norm for a teacher with over 30 years experience to be overwhelmed by a school, but this morning I wandered through a truly magical school where every inch of the corridors and learning spaces was a testament to thought, love and curiosity. It felt like a comfort blanket of everything I hold dear in Education. It’s a good job I … Continue reading Just proper magical!
My eyes won’t stop dripping – is the phrase Tommy uses to explain to me why he’s crying. Well my eyes have been really dripping this week. I am so proud of my little inspiration and his sister ( his parents make me cry too!). A group of limb different children and their families showed us what positive thinking, love, and a bit of ingenuity … Continue reading LimbBo Foundation meet up
Children don’t come with a manual. All children are unique and have their own strengths and areas where they need encouragement. We love them, we protect them and hopefully they thrive. We then have to give them the skills to cope on their own. My Tommy D is four next month and starts school in September. I’m heartbroken, he’s my Tommy, he’s too little, he’s … Continue reading Growing up
The LimbBo foundation continues to develop. 3D printed arms, a planned day out in August and a growing number of people following us and supporting us. Our book is now in print!! Huge thanks to the year 10 GCSE group at Darton and my friend Amie, their teacher, for their illustrations, Photobox for agreeing to a bulk deal and various people who are ‘testing’ these … Continue reading Tommy’s story – the book
Sometimes you know you need help. You know what your skill set is and, more importantly sometimes, what it isn’t. I have never been able to draw or paint – it’s one of the main reasons I took up photography. The LimbBofoundation has come a long way in a short space of time and we have many projects ongoing. The book for children was an … Continue reading Overwhelmed with kindness
April is limb difference awareness month and combined with this photo of Tommy from yesterday I’ve been spurred to write. Tommy is a mischievous, bubbly two year old who meets life head on. He bursts into our kitchen with the door rattling on its hinges and announces gleefully ‘I’m back’. He is a confident and happy child for whom life is an adventure. Yesterday I … Continue reading Limb difference awareness month
The run up to Christmas is always busy but this year everything feels very strange. It’s sad that mum isn’t here and dad is struggling. Its wonderful that Layla-Jane grows a little every day and that Tommy is just so amazing. Its very much sadness and joy all mixed in. Fundraising from the Dearne, trying to publicise our den book (On Amazon here )have been highlights … Continue reading A strange time of year