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.