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  • At first, it was difficult for me to open up and share her story. 

    Vanessa McLeod baby Ivy
    Vanessa McLeod

    I didn’t want her exposed, but now I just want her to feel loved and supported, and I know that a big part of that will come from this online community. Already we’ve found the Lucky Fin Project (@lucky_fin_project), The War Amps, and we’ve connected with countless other amazing kids (and parents of kids) with limb differences. There are SO many resources out there for kids with limb differences, contrary to what the doctors told me. I want Ivy to know she has an army behind her. And I also want to help normalize her differences so the world can become a more inclusive place. All I know is that, at the end of the day, this story isn’t about me. It’s all about her. And she is absolutely, unequivocally, undeniably perfect.

    This post was written by Vanessa McLeod and originally appeared on Love What Matters. It was republished with permission.