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« on: January 26, 2012 09:31:28 AM »

My son Avalon has a rare condition known as congenital kyphosis and has to wear a flex foam back brace until he is like 3 years old and they can do surgery on his spine. Instead of putting said brace on child and leaving it alone as most parents would I felt the need to "tweek" it, which I'm sure you fellow craftsters understand. I painted the brace with acrylic paints and coated it with mod podge. Next step, everyone we know will be armed with a sharpie to john hancock it like a cast. Anyway enough of my blabbing. Here it is...lemme know what ya think!

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012 09:37:37 AM »

Oh, that is too cute for words!  What a wonderful way to make a medical device into something fun that he can possibly enjoy!

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012 09:49:33 AM »

So does this make him a Ninja Turtle? lol very clever- great job on making a medical device a positive experience.
What a lucky little boy

« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012 09:57:09 AM »

So does this make him a Ninja Turtle?
I was wondering the same thing. You should make him a set of eye masks and some knit/crochet nun-chucks.

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012 09:59:25 AM »

I think it's awesome.  And it looks amazing. It's a hard situation, and you're doing your best to keep happy face, and what better then a tiny turtle?  Love the name Avalon, as well.

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012 10:33:08 AM »

What a positive spirit you have!  To turn what could be a sad thing into something so uplifting for your child and family!!  He looks so cute...just like a little Ninja Turtle!


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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012 10:36:58 AM »

You're a wonderful mama to do this for your kid Smiley  It looks awesome!

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2012 10:58:22 AM »

this is awesome!!  your little man looks so cute as a turtle.  What a great way to make something functional fun.  Go Mama go!

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012 11:04:50 AM »

Adorable!!  Both your son and your handiwork!!  Being a nerd- I love the symbolism of the turtle (strong and steady).  Thank you for being such a great mom!!  I wish more kids had a mama like you!!

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2012 11:12:57 AM »

What a wonderful idea! Your little turtle is the cutest!

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