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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Awareness Buttons

This past April was designated by the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) as "Limb Loss Awareness Month." Information about Awareness month was scant, leaving many amputees (including myself) lost for exactly how to raise awareness. The evening of April 1 found my confusion morphing into frustration when I realized that ACA's own Facebook page failed to mention that their self-designated "Limb Loss Awareness Month" had arrived.

Reading the streaming conversational threads about what the month means and the best way to celebrate, I decided to become proactive. I quickly made a ribbon avatar and posted it on my Facebook page. To my surprise the ribbon became popular and was adopted by several hundred amputees during the month.

Since that time I have been receiving requests to purchase the prosthetic inspired ribbon. After several months I have finally secured a copyright on the design. I am thrilled to announce that the ribbon buttons are now available for purchase through this blog and my website.

The buttons measure 1.5 inches in diameter. I am selling them for $3.50 each which covers the cost of the button as well all shipping and handling costs incurred. Buttons can be purchased through the Paypal link in the sidebar of this blog. I think that the button looks fantastic and I am excited to offer it. I hope that you like it as well! Wear it with pride.


  1. Can you bring some to the AmpuTea party? I want some!!

  2. My brother is a double amputee. He lost both legs on July 25 in Afghanistan after stepping on an IED. Would you be angry if I got this tattooed on me? I don't want to make anyone angry but I want to support others. I hope someone will ask about it & I can tell them.

    1. I'd be honored to have you tattoo the image. Please send me a pic!

  3. I'd be honored to have you tattoo the image. Please send me a pic!

  4. Thank you so very much. I will most definitely will send you a pic of it once I get it! Thank you.

  5. I am doing an Amputee awareness walk/run in August, inspired by my little sister is a below the knee amputee do to bone cancer. I would LOVE to uses this and promote your inspiration and hope. My email is kat_moerke@live.com. Please let me know if is would also be ok that I use your logo and products to promote this event. Thank you & I love what you are doing!!


  7. I wish I could have seen these back in 2014 because I lost my leg April 2014 and would've loved that pin.