My new leg is made from my PJ t-shirt!!

dxjwarredxjwarre St GeorgePosts: 15
I am super excited that I will be attending the home show in Seattle on Aug 8th with my husband of almost 25 years and my son who is 18!!  I am 43 years old and live in St George, Utah and can’t wsit to get to Seattle! This past year I had to make a difficult decision and had a below knee amputation on my left leg Nov. 30th, 2017. With being one of the most difficult decision in my life, today I now know that it was the right decision. I am super excited that today I got my new leg/socket and will wear it proudly every day and even better I get to walk into the Seattle show with it on!! The last 3 Pearl Jam shows that my husband and I attended were San Diego, Colorado and Chicago at Wrigley Field and I was in a black boot for all of the shows and happy not to be wearing it again and will wear my new prosthesis with a smile. I was unsure when we put in for our tickets if I would even be able to go, but with a great support team and my determination I will not only be going to the show but I will be dancing on 2 feet all night!! We have 8 people going to the show and only 4 of us get to sit near each other in the same section sadly but will still make it a great night. How awesome would it be to meet the band or even have my leg signed?  We could even pass it through the crowd to Eddie like it’s a bottle wine to his mom!!  We will be in section 117. Here’s to making my night even better!!!
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  • Given to...Given to... WyomingPosts: 4,793
    Amazing!!!!!!!
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  • Given to...Given to... WyomingPosts: 4,793
    We'll be border states in the stadium too!

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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 11,337
    Bravo girl!!!
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  • PJWGIIIPJWGIII Chicago, ILPosts: 590
    That's so cool! Proud to say that will be my shirt of choice for the Wrigley shows.
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  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 3,215
    Fantastic 
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  • giventofly69giventofly69 VancouverPosts: 698
    Wow, pretty amazing! Love your amazing spirit too!
    Have a blast at the shows! So happy that you will be there with your family.  

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  • dannydanny Posts: 1,961
    awesome

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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 7,225
    If you have it, decorate it!  Thank you for sharing. Wishes for a great continued journey of healing.  
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  • Brisk.Brisk. Posts: 11,104
    These stories are incredible, you think you've heard it all then you get something like this!
  • jpgoegeljpgoegel Posts: 116
    love stories like this.  thank you brightening up the day, sharing your story and your vivid enthusiasm.
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  • Congratulations.  Enjoy the show. 
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  • iammine16iammine16 Vancouver, BCPosts: 635
    Great story and your new leg is awesome!
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  • Attaway77Attaway77 N/APosts: 1,552
    PJ4LIFE......
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  • mwplummwplum Posts: 1,232
    Thanks for sharing your bright spirit and incredible determination with us!!! Hope you have an amazing time at the shows!!
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  • bleobleo Posts: 15
    Hey everyone. This is my wife's thread. There's so much to her story that I couldn't put it all here if I wanted. The part she doesn't tell you is that this was a life-long problem for her that progressively got worse. The decision to amputate obviously very difficult, and you can't help but admire that kind of Bravery.Her recovery has been amazing, to not just me but also to the doctors involved. She really is the strongest person I know and an inspiration to everyone around her, and through it all she never took off that beautiful smile. I am a very lucky man to have a woman like this in my life.
    I love you, Honey
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  • JojoRiceJojoRice Atlanta, GAPosts: 1,138
    Thanks for sharing! Have a great time in Seattle!! Rock on!!!!
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  • cjzolycjzoly Posts: 452
    Good On You...
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  • teskeincteskeinc Posts: 780
    Break a leg!
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  • vwarrenvwarren Posts: 1
    This is my sister-in-law and that's awesome Jenn!! Can't wait to go to the concert with you!! Love you!!
  • awarren74awarren74 St. George, UTPosts: 3
    Jennifer, 
    I've said it about 100 times and I'm going to say it again You're my hero!!!  I can't wait to be with you and Peggy for her first PJ concert!!!! xoxo

  • dxjwarredxjwarre St GeorgePosts: 15
    awarren74 said:
    Jennifer, 
    I've said it about 100 times and I'm going to say it again You're my hero!!!  I can't wait to be with you and Peggy for her first PJ concert!!!! xoxo
     I am so excited to take Peggy with me to her first PJ concert!! Hoping to get her signed by Eddie!! 
  • Given to...Given to... WyomingPosts: 4,793
    What song does Peggy want to hear?
    "...would you like some forks?" EV 12-02-06
  • PJWGIIIPJWGIII Chicago, ILPosts: 590
    What song does Peggy want to hear?

    "Red Rover, Red Rover, Mike McCready-Take Over!!" - E.V.

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  • bigbiggzybigbiggzy Posts: 282
    That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    My wife and I are coming out to Seattle as well (from No.VA) and stoked.
    Hope you get your wish.
  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 756

    this freaking RULES!!!  thanks for sharing  :)

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  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 3,976
    Meet the band, meet the band, meet the band.....starting the crowd chant
    .

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  • dxjwarredxjwarre St GeorgePosts: 15
    What song does Peggy want to hear?
    She is not requesting a song, wants to hear them all!! Only requesting a signature from all four!!!!
  • dxjwarredxjwarre St GeorgePosts: 15
    hrd2imgn said:
    Meet the band, meet the band, meet the band.....starting the crowd chant
    .

    GOD  BLESS!
    Love the chant!!  Please everyone let get this started!!  It would be so amazing!! 
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,061
    And the award for Best Thread Title Ever goes to... 

    What an inspiring story, I hope you have a blast at the show!
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