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Faith, Hope and Love

My family has been through the tragedy, trials and ultimate triumph over childhood brain cancer. My daughter Bethany, underwent emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor in 2000 and has since been diagnosed with multiple permanent debilitating disabilities. Now more than ever before, life is a daily exercise in tolerance, patience, unconditional love, faith and reliance on God.

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Teaching Life Skills for Independent Living Part 1

Sadly, not very long ago parents were often pressured into handing over the care…

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Transitions: Picking and Choosing My Special Needs Battles Wisely

As the mom of an awesome special needs daughter, I often find myself in the position…

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Dangerous and Annoying Epilepsy Misconceptions

It's hard to believe in this Age of Information that there could still be so…

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Using Video to Teach Special Needs Kids

​Bethany has loved watching herself and various family members on video ever since…

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Charlotte’s Web: Medical Marijuana

When I began pleading with people to join me in the fight for my daughter, Bethany’s…

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We’re Going Gray For May Part Three Making Wishes and Dreams Come True

When your child is battling a life threatening illness, going on a fun filled trip…

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We’re Going Gray for May Part Two Pediatric Brain Tumor Resources

Even though childhood brain tumors are somewhat rare, when your child is diagnosed…

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We’re Going Gray For May

When my daughter, Bethany was diagnosed with a brain tumor, it came as a bit of a…

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5 Things this Special Needs Mom Will Never Say

This illness has been a blessing in disguise - It is my opinion that no parent…

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Disabilities and Illnesses With No Name

Your child is presenting with a set of odd symptoms, or features that are interfering…

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What I Want the World to be Know in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

I want to world to know that although it’s not without its challenges, an autism…

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Learning to Live With my Child’s Chronic Illness

One of the hardest things for me to to deal with when my daughter was first diagnosed…

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Disciplining Children With Special Needs

When my daughter, Bethany was two years old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.…

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The importance of Friendships and Social Opportunities for Children With Special Needs

Humans are social creatures!  We all needs friends and opportunities to socialize…

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The Positive Side of My Daughter’s Disability

Unfortunately for me, (and probably for those with whom I live) I come from a long…

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Sometimes I feel like a Wishy Washy Special Needs Mom

As a special needs parent I often make important decisions on behalf of my daughter,…

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Your Therapy Source

My Favorite Online Resource for Occupational and Physical Therapy and Special Education…

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Hints for Preparing Special Needs Children for Medical Procedures

There is nothing easy about it when your child needs a medical procedure performed.…

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Educational Games and Activities for Visual and Tactile Learners

Many individuals who have autism or other special needs are visual and tactile learners,…

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Special Needs Parents, Grief and Depression

Whether you had no idea that your child had special needs or even if you had suspected…

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How To Help During a Medical Crisis

One beautiful and unseasonably warm fall day many years ago my husband and I found…

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Special Needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp

A Special Needs and Homeschooling blog link up shared from the Firefly Garden. ​Read…

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