This photo is of children, diverse, we only see the outside. There is so much more to each child then what is on the outside. Yesterday, my daughter and I saw a video advertisement for freckles. YES FRECKLES AS TEMPORARY TATTOOS! All I could do is shake my head in disbelief. My daughter, age 6, asked why? It starts early in our lives, maybe even before birth. As an expecting mother for the first time, I learned I was having a boy. In some cultures, girls are abandoned, simply
Every day, last week, on Social Media we talked about disability. Here is the run down from our Facebook posts: Sunday, January 8th: This was the intro into our week long discussion about disability. Check it out here. Monday, January 9th: What is the meaning of disability? Check it out here. Tuesday, January 10th: When you envision disability what comes to mind? Check it out here. Wednesday, January 11th: Disability is natural. Check it out here. Thursday, January 12th: L
Yesterday, while sitting at my daughter's dance class I was chatting it up with a few of my friends whose daughters take dance with mine. One of my friends was holding her seven week old son on her lap when a little girl, two years old, wandered up to check out the baby. (Little girls are magnetically attracted to babies...so am I.) The mother of the little girl followed close behind - her older daughter was in the dance class. She was immediately apologetic for the inte
“Your baby had a stroke.” Heather Roberts knows all too well what it is to hear these words – which will shock any parent who hears them, to the core. This shock is for a multitude of reasons, including these two: Learning something is wrong with your child, and Most people believe that strokes only happen in the elderly population, therefore, taking a parent by surprise. Heather is mom to 4-year-old Violet, a perinatal stroke survivor. While Violet was born a survivor, her
#TBT That moment when a mother hears for the very first time that something is terribly wrong with her child.
That moment when all of my fears turned into reality. When my sanity was no longer in question, but the well-being of my precious little boy, just 19 months old.
The best way to offer to you my feelings is to try to paint a picture for you with words:
There I sat, after 18 months of being concerned only to be told none of it was real.
Up to that very moment
During World Pediatric Stroke Awareness Week 2016 we are focusing on getting parents, EMS and doctors to recognize stroke in the young - as in children and babies. Here we sit in 2016, we know pediatric stroke is real, yet so little awareness is out there among those who NEED to know. In children, experts are finding that from the first symptom of stroke to the actual diagnosis it is taking too much time to be properly evaluated. The time, they are finding, is greater than 1