Meet Ruby

October 2, 2013

Earlier this year I was doing research for work on local non-profits and found The Jordan Thomas Foundation. I was clicking through their website and quickly discovered it was an incredible organization that provides prosthetics to kids in need. Having lost two fingers, I have an enormous passion for amputees. I clicked through the website and stumbled upon Ruby. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I never thought I would ever find another left hand like mine; and sure enough, a beautiful little girl was holding a fishing pole with hers. I wrote the foundation and was able to send Ruby a letter. Ruby is Honduran, so my letter reached her this summer, and she wrote me back! Her pediatrician mentioned that The Jordan Thomas Foundation’s annual event was coming up September 29th and Ruby would be there! A drive to Chattanooga is way easier than a flight to Honduras, so I jumped at the opportunity. 

So Sunday, twelve days after my wreck’s fourth anniversary, I met this sweet girl. She is very spunky, and it was such a joy to meet her! My hope is to instill more confidence into women and young women about their bodies. I hope this is the beginning of a long awaited friendship! Ruby, if you’re out there, it was an absolute joy to meet you and until next time! 

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If you would like to learn more about supporting in Ruby in Honduras, click here.

If you would like to help amazing kids run, dance, and play through the help of prosthetics, click here.

If you would like to learn more about my new friend, Jordan Thomas, and his amazing work, click here.  

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