Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Your kid rocks (and there's a t-shirt to prove it)


A few weeks ago, I connected with Tiffany Porter, a mom of two boys; her youngest, Jack, has cerebral palsy. She and her husband, Andrew, are the founders of Common Threads; they live in Oklahoma. How Tiffany explains her company: "We are on a mission to educate, unify and foster acceptance for those with special needs...one t-shirt at a time." They donate 10 percent of profits to a worthy family, organization or ministry every month.

The Porters

When Tiffany asked if I'd do a giveaway, how could I say no? I mean, Max rocks. Your kid rocks. ALL our kids rock. And these t-shirts are cool—look close and you'll see a walker, wheelchair, glasses and motorized scooter embedded in every "O."


To be entered for a chance to win a t-shirt in your choice of size (kids XS, S, M and L) and color...
1) Leave a note in the comments section below about why your child rocks
2) Enter your name/email in the Google doc, so I can contact you if you win.

The shirts usually sell for $15, along with adult versions for $19 (and can be ordered by emailing sales@thecommonthreads.org). I'll pick the winners on Wednesday, March 27 via random.org, announce them here and email as well.

Update: The winners are Amy S. and Debbie S. And I am quite sure your kids will rock their shirts!

42 comments:

  1. These shirts are great! I didn't noticed the adaptive equipment at first! Just a straight up cool t-shirt!

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  2. What a cool organization!
    My kid rocks because although his teachers work him really hard and push push push for language and improvements, he remains happy and amazing and is such a little trooper. I imagine that he gets so frustrated when he wants something and is trying to make the sounds he thinks create the word and nobody can understand him. If it were me, I might be tempted to give up. Be he keeps chugging along and will drag me over to the pantry, pull up a chair and show me that "duh, Mommy, I just want a snack!" when I fail to understand his words.
    The fact is that all of our kids rock. Just the way they are. All of them. Now we just have to make the rest of the world get it. <3

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  3. My kid rocks because he is a fighter. He doesn't let anything slow him down and he has proven the doctor's wrong when they said they were unsure whether he would ever walk! It took a while, but he's walking, running AND jumping!!!!

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  4. My kid rocks his visual impairment. He's learning braille at lightening speed. He's mastered the white cane, I'm always amazed at how much he can do on the iPad!

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  5. Like Cassandra, my kid rocks because he doesn't quit!

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  6. My kid rocks because she charms every single person she meets and because she is not letting CP hold her back from anything!

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  7. When I walk into a room and no one knows my name, but they know that I'm "Josh's mom"...that tells me that my son rocks because he impacts everyone who meets him. :)

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  8. Win or not, I must get one of these. Because my girl rocks everything that the hole in her brain as caused her. And then some. She is in the buisness of positively changing the lives of those around her.

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  9. My kids rocks because he brings so much love to everyone he meets!

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  10. My son rocks because he tries so hard at everything. He doesn't understand labels yet (he just turned 5) but I have a feeling that he will defy any label he is given that he doesn't want!

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  11. Yes, all our kids rock! My daughter in particular rocks because I cannot go into the grocery store, Wal-Mart or Target by our home without someone saying "Hi Ahnika!" (her name). She's made friends with so many in our community, it's heartwarming! Good luck everyone!

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  12. My son rocks because he is the strongest person I know. He lives a life filled with tremendous challenges. Owen will melt your heart and make you fall in love with just the blink of his beautiful eyelashes! Love this shirt!

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  13. All our kids do rock! My son Alex is the bravest person I know! Every single day walking into school is challenge. He has sensory processing disorder, auditory processing disorder, autism, a speech delay, dyspraxia and ADHD.

    Every day for him is full of stress and challenges that he meets with enthusiasm and fearlessness. He is my hero!

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  14. Mari-Jane WilliamsMarch 20, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    My son rocks because even when the teachers try to give him abbreviated assignments because it takes him a lot longer to do the work, he stubbornly insists on doing the whole thing. Whatever all the other kids are doing. And he does it! He never gives up and he has an incredible spirit.

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  15. My daughter rocks because she has made me a better person in every single aspect. Love these t-shirts, I'm going to get one (or two!) regardless!

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  16. My daughter rocks because no matter how hard something is for her to do, she never gives up. And does it with a smile on her face but sometimes through tears but she keeps going

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  17. My Boo rocks because she never stops defying those who say she cannot do. At six-months old we were told that Boo would not progress. At 4 she is now talking (a bit) walking (a whole lot) and recently started jumping for joy. Her favorite expression? HAPPY DAY. And our days are fantastically happy with her in our lives. check out her story at www.undiagnosedbutokay.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh my gosh- These shirts ROCK and so do all our kids!!!! I LOVE this!!! :)
    (And my sweet, wildly determined, future ROCK star daughter, ROCKS what she's got every day!!!)

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  19. I don't have a kid but I know special needs kids rock because I was one not so long ago.When you have to try hard to do everything it makes you a grateful and humble human being.

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  20. My little Reagan rocks as she keeps on going when the rest of us would give up...and she does it with a killer smile! We love Max's blog and Facebook page!

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  21. Fantastic tshirt!!! So cool! Coops rocks in so many ways but right now his humour rocks best!

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  22. I have twins; can I enter both of them? My kids rock because they work so hard at school, at speech therapy, and at OT, and they're bright, charming and side-achingly funny to boot! They have their challenges, but they also have strong wills, so they keep trying! Ant they are far and away the best thing(s) that ever happened to me and their dad.

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    1. Yes, you can have two entries! :)

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  23. My daughter rocks because she is a true warrior who rocks with style in her pink butterfly braces!!!!


    Good luck to all the rockstars out there!

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  24. My kid Owen rocks because he has no idea that he has any disability at all... He just does his thing, and if you don't like it, he'll ROAR at you! In my mind, it's a three year-old's version of giving you the finger!

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  25. My girl rocks because after all she has been through she still has a smile on her face and a hug for everyone.

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  26. My kid rocks because despite all his struggles he always comes out on top. His most recent challenge was going through spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis. Most kids are out of school for 8 weeks and he was back after 4 weeks. We were all amazed at how quickly he recovered!

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  27. My 3 year old twin boys rock because they not only defied all the odds after being born 3.5 months early, but now live with CP and don't let it stop them. From the moment of their eventful birth they have never stopped fighting!

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  28. My Sammie B rocks because she works harder than any little gal I know, and does it with a grace we could all learn from, and even laughs a little at herself along the way. she keeps on keeping on and inspires me every moment of every day.

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  29. My 4.5yr old son rocks!! He has Severe Apraxia of Speech, dyspraxia, SPD, convergence insufficiency, and now moderate high frequency hearing loss and still works super super hard with his therapies. He's come a long way from being my completely non verbal baby to my wonderful preschooler with some words and lots of approximations. I'm super proud of him!

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  30. My daughter Raegan has been rockin ever since she was diagnosed at 3 months old with Septo Optic Dysplasia. Along with that came severe vision impairment, strabismus, amblyopia, nystagmus, adrenal insufficiency, growth hormone deficiency, hypothyroidism, diabetes insipidus, and gastro esophageal reflux disease, and she has been rocking ever since!! She just turned two and can now put two words together (as of yesterday!) and track a line of braille! She gets around with her precane that's decked out in hot pink tape and cupcake stickers until her service dog is ready for us :) She looks forward to therapy every day and never ceases to amaze me with her progress! Throughout everything we've been through, she's always managed to keep a smile on her face and mine. We never turn down a moment to advocate for kids/adults with special needs and this shirt will only help. Thanks!!

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  31. I loved reading what all the parents have posted about their children! Parents you Rock too! My son Rocks because he shouldn't even be alive. He had a 1% chance to live during brain surgery at 5 weeks of age. He is now 8 and has faced surmounting odds but he smiles and laughs everyday!

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  32. My G rocks literally... He LOVES music & musical instruments. But he also ROCKS because there are no negatives, no usual meltdowns... He is a great child who happens to be ASD.

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    1. I'm autistic and I play the flute. My band director says I am good.:)

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  33. Love the shirt. My daughter rocks because she always puts a smile on people's faces.

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  34. My son Keegan rocks Septo-Optic Dysplasia. He loved music, and totally rocks! :)

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  35. My daughter Abby rocks because she works so hard at school and at her PT and always has a smile on her face. She won't let CP stop her!

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  36. My son rocks because he never gives up and is the HAPPIEST boy I know! I love him and he makes me a better person each second of the day! He doesnt let his Pitt Hopkins stop him in any way!!!!

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  37. My kiddo rocks because her Super Powers are so rare - AND because she doesn't let them hold her back! We have created a "New Normal" for our family. Just because she's different, doesn't mean we're not normal. :)

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  38. Our sweet Sam rocks his CP everyday :) He is stubborn and has a "don't tell me I can't" mentality, which is needed with CP I think! He always has a smile and everyone who comes in contact with him is blessed.

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  39. Wow- love those t-shirts. My son rocks when he uses his powerchair like a Nascar driver (sort of).

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Thanks for sharing!



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