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A woke up early this morning, with the realization that I have become an activist.  I have many friends who are activists.  One even chained herself to trees so they would not be cut down.  I never thought of myself like this until now. (more…)

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I did something the other day that I am ashamed of. In the past, I have tried to never engage in a discussion about politics or religion on social media. It just ends up ruffeling someone’s feathers and worse. Well, I slipped up, and then in the discussion that followed, I even dropped an “f-bomb” on Facebook.

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CHASA (Childhood Hemiplegic and Stroke Association) just posted a beautifully written blog post called “When That Feeling Hits“.  I still have a tear in my eye after reading it.  While you are there, check out the rest of the website and if you can, please give a few dollars to this wonderful organization that helps those of us who are raising children with hemiplegia, hemiparesis or childhood stroke.

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Last year when we did CIMT, people would stop me and ask about my daughter’s cast.  “Poor thing, did she break her arm?” (more…)

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Often, others share that if I had not told them, they would not know Sierra had a massive stroke in-utero.  She will be three years old next month and she can run, jump, climb and dance. (more…)

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Like many parents of special needs kids, I have had to navigate the thoughts and emotions of guilt about my part in causing my kids to have developmental delays. I know that for some parents or caregivers, there is a clear and direct cause for these challenges in their children. (more…)

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May 2010 was a whirlwind month for our family. My twin eight month old girls tested for developmental delays. Before I could even take a deep breath, Sierra’s doctors were scheduling an MRI, an EEG, a heart ultrasound and extensive blood work. (more…)

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