It's that time again!!!
Spreading the awareness!!!
I hope you've gotten your awareness products!!!
As I start the beginning stages of the shirt order I wanted to share with you where the "catch phrase" came from.
Redefining Spina Bifida has been seen on blogs, facebooks and maybe even overheard in conversations.
As we were trying to come up with shirt ideas, I was sitting talking to my husband about the message of these shirts. What was the point. What I wanted to say. What I felt we all wanted to say.
I pictured in my head a dictionary page with the words spina bifida and of course the usual definition. Then I pictured a big huge red X written over that definition and the words that you now find on the back of the shirts written out.
I am touched as I pop on facebook or check blogs and see people linking up or posting. Amazing!! I really believe that we can change the definition of Spina Bifida. Maybe not the ones in the medical books. Maybe they will always say cant, defect, disabled. But the definition that lives in people's minds.
Maybe those are the definitions we will change.
Can, Able, Beautiful, Hope, Faith
Maybe those are the ones that really count.
So what would you change? What words would you use? What has your child done recently that has helped redefine spina bifida?
I'll get us started.. I look at Toby and I see STRENGTH. Toby is walking with arm crutches when we were told just a little over 1 1/2 years ago that he wouldnt be able to walk at all.
Thats how we are redefining spina bifida!!
ps if you have no idea what im talking about with the shirts, tote bags and stuff. pop on over to urbanupcycling.blogspot.com to find out!!! Remember you only have till February 1!!