Never say Never… Is the name of a foundation for limb different families based in the US. It isn’t just a slogan it’s actually a way of life for the children and the volunteers I met at their pirate camp earlier this month. From the child with no limbs who went sailing, to the volunteer with no arms who happily used his feet to kayak. … Continue reading Never Say Never …
Note – Our LimbBo website is in the process of having a complete revamp so I’m posting here on behalf of Team LimbBo, I am Possible Foundation and Koalaa. April is Limb Difference awareness month and year after year the message is centred on educating the public about what a limb difference is and the various reasons why they occur. But we want to take … Continue reading Limb Difference Awareness Month April 2022
Children have a innate thirst for knowledge and understanding. That’s not me quoting science or research. That’s me as a very tired grandma (mama) who has spent lots of happy hours with two of her grandchildren this Easter. I have answered questions ranging from ‘what does several mean? What does an Octopus eat and where has Granddad Jim actually gone? ‘(my dad aka Granddad Jim … Continue reading Things I would like you to know …
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?
Some people don’t like me and some people do. What a philosophical approach to life. Even more amazing when you realise this sentiment is from a four year old. We have always encouraged Tommy to be positive about his ‘little arm’ – it’s not a disability it just means he has to find different ways of approaching the world at times. He followed this statement by … Continue reading Find your person
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!
Those of you who know me well are used to seeing me ‘play’ with a variety of creative ideas. I love trying anything new be it making baby shoes or freezing flowers, I’ll give it a go. My latest addiction is ‘Acrylic pouring’ – this is so so messy and so amazingly therapeutic. You can’t completely control your result and you never know what you … Continue reading Jewellery for LimbBo Foundation
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
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