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Amputeddy Helps a Friend

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24 pages2 minutes

Summary

Brandon Bear's dad has been hurt while serving in the millitary, and Brandon is worried. During a playdate with Todd the Amputeddy, Brandon asks his friend some important questions about how his dad will be different. Todd helps Brandon see that his dad will be different, but they'll figure it out and everything will turn out all right.
Amputeddy books are designed to voice the feelings of children who have an amputation, or know someone who does. Todd's experiences pave the way for communication and understanding.

An advocate and friend to Amputees since her own amputation at age five, Jean Boelter was an inspiration throughout her life. In 1988, she and Kate Policani, her niece, created Amputeddy. In 2005 they co-wrote the Amputeddy books with help from illustrator, Marta Creswell. Marta is her sister and lifelong supporter of Jean and her work for amputees.
After Jean's death in 2010, the Amputeddy company was donated to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and the books went to Kate. Kate has re-published them and all proceeds will go to Harborview's Amputeddy program.

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