Friday, September 7, 2012

GIVEAWAY Braille Shirt!!

Several weeks back my hubby and I purchased some crafty hand-made Braille shirts from a fellow mom blogger and mother to a visually impaired child over at Jen has a beautiful daughter named Finley who has a rare eye disorder called Lebers Congenital Amaurosis (which you can read more about here and here), that will eventually cause her, over time, to completely lose her sight. Upon hearing this news, Jen did what any mom would do and started finding ways she and her family could assist in the fight against time for a cure. Jen took to making customized Braille items to raise money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and when we found her page shortly after Liam was diagnosed, we just had a heart to help by purchasing our whole family these shirts. After hundreds of people have stopped us to see what the shirts say and the reason we have such unique shirts, we realized she was also spreading awareness for a common cause for all visually impaired and blind individuals. 
Any parent would move heaven and earth if they could to save their child's right to a SIGHTED childhood, so we decided to help spread the word about Jen's fight for Finley's because it literally is a race against time. 
So, for the challenge..... Since Brian and I are currently learning Braille (since Liam will one day probably be a duel reader reading both Braille and large print books) we decided to drag you all along for the ride. 
Look at these pictures....



Now I bet you are all wondering the exact same question .... "Amy what do they say already?" 
Well that's just it.....To qualify to win a customized Braille shirt from Jen's shop you must post the text in Brian's shirt BELOW into a comment box on this post. It MUST be correct and the only ways to get extra points are listed below with the rules! Good luck and get going!!!


The rules:
No sore losers
Winners shirt custom text must be of "do-able length" and no profane words
Competition ends Thursday the 13th!!!!
Winner will be announced the following day (Friday) 
Color choice pending availability 

For extra points:
Do my shirt as well 

Do Liam's shirt

Go visit Jen's page for Finley and leave her a hello message
Repost about the giveaway on Facebook or/and twitter


  1. Thank you so much Amy! That was so sweet of you. We love doing the braille shirts, and with October being braille awareness month, we will be busy once again.

    Our foundation -the RDH12 Fund for Sight has raised $600,000 over the last two years for research, and we couldn't do it without people who support us like you.

    Take care!

  2. This is awesome and such a great idea! I am coming up with the following...

    "raise awareness"
    "liam's eyes"

  3. Daniel, my almost 8 year old dual media learner with OCA1a says it is "Raise Awareness" "Liam's Mom "Liam" (I could read Raise, Aware, Liam's Mom and Liam)

  4. Black one says raise awareness
    Red one says Liam's mom
    Blue says Liam

  5. Raise awareness
    Liam's mom
    =) This is awesome <3

  6. Raise awareness
    Liam's Mom

  7. Fantastic idea, fantastic t'shirts

    Raise awareness
    Liam's Mom

  8. Brian's shirt says "Raise Awareness"
    Your shirt says "Liam's Mom"
    and Liam's shirt says "Liam"

    So very cool. Our family is doing the Pittsburgh VisionWalk for the Foundation Fighting Blindness next weekend. Our 4 year old has nystagmus and cone-rod dystrophy. We never know what the future holds but we remain hopeful!!

  9. Black short says "Raise awareness"
    Red shirt says "Liam's mom"
    Blue shirt says "Liam"

    Those are neat!
    I have nystagmus and ROP from being a premie.
    I've had 2 eye surgeries so far. 1 more soon.