Montgomery boy inspires a disability story

Montgomery resident Taylor Hindermann hopes to inspire and advocate for more special needs inclusion with her debut children’s book, Kip’s Funny […]

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Montgomery resident Taylor Hindermann hopes to inspire and advocate for more special needs inclusion with her debut children’s book, Kip’s Funny Little Feet. The story follows Kip, a young boy with mobility issues, learning to walk with the help of supportive braces. With a mission to inspire acceptance and understanding, Hindermann’s book introduces children to supportive braces, discusses what they are used for, and explains how someone may feel who has to use these braces. 

Kip’s Funny Little Feet is set to release in April 2024 and will be available on Amazon. Pre-orders will be available on Kickstarter until January 5. 

Kip’s story is one of determination and self-acceptance, as he overcomes obstacles and finds the strength to walk with the help of supportive braces. Kip’s Funny Little Feet is based on the real life story of Hindermann’s youngest son, Kip Hindermann. 

The heartwarming story is beautifully illustrated by Lezanne Bianchina. Bianchina has illustrated other books. 

Kip’s book is a celebration of diversity and the strength that comes from understanding and accepting what makes each of us special. 

With Kickstarter, there are multiple reward tiers available to support all budgets. Many of the tiers include book donations which will be given to local schools, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Capable Kids, or another organization at the purchaser’s request. Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic Hospital and Capable Kids have all been an integral part of Kip’s journey. 

The Kickstarter goal is $7,000 to cover printing of the book, exclusive Kickstarter rewards, and marketing costs. There will be both a soft cover and hard cover available and measures 8.5” by 8.5”. 

The Kickstarter campaign can be accessed at Kip’s Funny Little Feet and visitors can click the “Notify me of launch” button to be notified when pre-orders can be made. 

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