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This awesome teen is helping kids embrace their physical differences  

Jordan Reeves was born with a left arm that stops after the humerus bone

We talk about diversity and gender more than ever before in a bid to create a fairer, safer world, though what about disabilities?

People with physical differences are still tragically underrepresented when it comes to role models, TV stars, and mainstream influencers.

That is, until now.

A life-changing team named Born Just Right are catapulting themselves into the world to not only create visibility for children with differences but help inspire them to be creative.

[Credit: Born Just Right]

On their quest, they strive to give kids design and STEM [science, technology, engineering, mathematics] knowledge that empowers them to build their own solutions.

Better yet, the founders understand what it is like to live with limb difference, as Jen Lee Reeves is mum to 15-year-old activist Jordan Reeves who was born without a full left arm.

Speaking about their mission, in which they hope to reinforce the message that every child is born just right, Jen said their platform first began as a place for parents to go and share stories.

Since then, it has evolved into a non-profit organisation that delivers a variety of workshops to create a more inclusive world, all with Jordan front and centre turning into somewhat of a celeb.

Her star power could have something to do with the young inventor learning, through STEM, how to craft a prosthetic that shoots out glitter.

[Credit: Born Just Right]

Inspiring kids all over the globe, Jordan even designed a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll with an identical prosthetic to hers (that also shoots out glitter!!) that was made into a reality by toy giants Mattel.

Jordan and Jen have since launched spin-off initiative, Project Unicorn, which encourages people to ‘design-your-own-prosthetic’ and celebrate their differences by expressing their personalities.

Chatting about their venture, Jen said: “Miss Jordan was born on December 29, 2005, and has surprised us in so many ways.

“Most obviously, she surprised us when we discovered she was born with a full right arm and a left arm that stops after the humerus bone.”

[Credit: Jordan Reeves / Instagram]

Jen added: “My husband and I have learned so much about what it takes to advocate for our children and how powerful it can be when parents work together in support for each other.”

The mum-of-two has also written a memoir of the same name as their organisation, after the doctors reassured her that when Jordan arrived into the world she was “born just right.”

And she has been proving that doctor right ever since!

For more info, click here: Born Just Right.

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