Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Faith's Story....

Faith's Story
Written by Kelly Bartter

"Faith" age 13

My daughter Faith’s hip story has been quite atypical compared to most children born with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Faith was born May 21, 2000. She was my first baby and like most first time parents I was thrilled but scared out of my mind. One of things I worried most about was that she would be born with hip dysplasia. I have bi-lateral hip dysplasia, something I didn't know I had until the age of 25. Somehow it was never diagnosed when I was a child and was then misdiagnosed over and over by my primary care physician from the time I started having pain and frequent dislocations at age 19 until I finally took it upon myself to go to an orthopedic specialist at age 25. The ortho I saw informed me there were no treatment options for adults my age and because I was too young for a hip replacement that I should just take Advil and learn to live with it. Consequently my concern about her hips being ok was one of the things I stressed most with her first pediatrician. When she was a few weeks old we switched pediatricians over another issue related to her care and were really pleased when the new pediatrician seemed to be so thorough reviewing our health histories and new parent concerns.
At her first exam after birth her hips were pronounced fine, just as they were at each subsequent well baby visit she had from then until we found out the bitter truth as she was about to turn 2. Faith had hit all her milestones right on time until her first birthday came and went and she gave no sign of walking or even coasting around furniture. When she did finally start to stand and eventually walk at 17 months she was very bow-legged, like a cowboy. I went round and round with the pediatrician about my concerns regarding this – could it be her hips? He kept insisting her hips were fine it was just because she was a chubby baby that she was late to walk and stood that finish reading Faith's wonderfully inspiring story, please click here---> Finish Faith's Story!

We are so proud of you Faith !!!!  
You amaze us, and you inspire sooooo many !!!! 
Thank you, angel !!!
Continue to fight the good fight, and know that......
 we stand with you !!!!!

Together we can....together we will !!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Grateful Hips and Hearts

Each of us have someone, or a group of people, that have "lightened our burden" it a doctor, nurse, husband, wife, other family member or friend who has walked our journey with us, and to whom we want to thank!  
'Grateful Hips and Hearts' is designed to share that "THANK YOU!"  We know that without those who love us, this journey would be so much harder!  Above, is a picture, which you are free to use, to post to your social media page or to email someone that has made a difference for you and your family
 Just right click the image, click "save image as" and then save to your computer !

This is nothing more than a campaign of love and gratitude !!!

Also available is a downloadable certificate, which you can edit and print (get some pretty paper!) and present it to your recipient!  As part of the month of June, especially, we encourage you to do something (big or small) for those who have made that difference!!  Take some cookies to your doctor's office, or have your little one draw them a picture!  Take Mom, Dad or Grandma to lunch!!  Whatever you want to do !!! The point is....I know we are is just a chance for us to show it and spread the love !!  And, if you do make a presentation, take a picture and send it to us at:'d love to celebrate with you!

For a copy of the certificate pictured below, please email us at:

Thank you for all that you do!

Together we can.....together we will !!

JUNE - Healthy Hips/Hip Dysplasia Awareness month!

Welcome to June!
Healthy Hips/Hip Dysplasia 
awareness month !!

As you can guess, June is a very busy time here at One Hip World, and June 2013 is no different !!
Lots of fundraisers going on all over the team members being added....and new merchandise being available!  The proceeds from which will all go to the IHDI !!

We want to thank all of you for being a part of One Hip World, and for joining the fight to lend support to others, while spreading awareness, and raising funds for more research and awareness!
It is in the research that our answers lie....we must keep it going !!!!

As you spread awareness, please feel free to right click and "save image as" on any of the images above so that you may use them !!! 

Our next post will be about our "Grateful Hips and Hearts" that we can take a moment during this month especially, to acknowledge and thank those who
 have walked with us !!!

On the right hand side of this page, you find the links to purchase our new t shirts and our new survival straps bracelets.  
Our sincere thanks to Awesome Outfitters for our shirts, and to for our bracelets!
Much is being done and you are very much a part of it all.....we are grateful, and we are proud to share the field of battle with you !

Thank you for your continued love and support !!!

Together we can....together we will !!!