“The Lucky Few” is a phrase taken from Heather Avis’ book, The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places. It has quickly become the descriptor of choice for those who have a family member who has Down syndrome. For World Down Syndrome Day (3/21) this year, I asked parents to tell me … More Why we are the “The Lucky Few”
It was March 7th, 2016. I had arrived at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio early that morning. I checked in, answered all of the nurse’s questions, and settled into my hospital room. The hospital room where I would deliver my stillborn baby. After several hours, Wyatt was born. He was quickly taken away so … More When my Nurse Held my Stillborn Baby
When you’re a parent, family member, or friend of someone with a disability, it’s impossible to not hear about inclusion. Even if you don’t know anyone with a disability, odds are you may have heard about the daily struggle those with disabilities face to just be seen as equal members of society. We talk about … More What Does Disability Inclusion Look Like?
For everyone trying to defend New York by saying only babies who would either pass away, or who have already passed away will be affected, you are wrong. So very wrong. First, I have seen several people say that we must protect the rights of mothers to induce labor or have a D&C if their … More My Children Aren’t Your Excuse to Murder
As the holidays approach, and family starts asking for Christmas lists, the question of what toys are most beneficial for Hannah comes to mind. This year, I decided to ask her occupational therapist, as well as her speech and language therapist which toys they felt would be most beneficial for her age group. I received … More Therapist Recommended Gifts for Toddlers with Down Syndrome