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Stacy Warden

Author of Noah's Miracle blog. Noah Mitchell Warden was born December 23, 2008, weighing 9lbs and 1oz by emergency c-section at 8:51am. Noah did not breathe or have a heartbeat for the first 13 minutes of his life. He was taken to Children's Hospital in order to have a procedure done known as brain cooling in attempts to minimize damage caused by perinatal asphyxia. Noah's brain cooled for 72 hours after which time the hospital ran an MRI and an EEG to determine the extent of the damage. Unfortunately, the results came back with devastating news. Noah had suffered "global damage" to his brain. As a result the prognosis was grim. They said Noah would mostly likely never walk, talk, eat or even breathe on his own.

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Why Some Parents Like ‘Disability Poems’, And Some Hate Them

I think I had only been a special needs parent for maybe one week before I was bombarded…

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Why Dreaming Big Is Mandatory - Raising Children with Disabilities

  When you dream big about your child’s future, others around you have…

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5 Summer Activities For Special Needs Families

1. Make A Home Water Park   Water play can be an excellent source of sensory…

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Listening to First World Problems When You Are a Special Needs Parent

Petty complaints irritate you more than the sound of nails on a chalkboard. …

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5 Ways to Beat the Heat For Your Child with Special Needs

Stay Hydrated: During summer months when the heat is at it’s hottest dehydration…

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The Consequences of Too Much Fundraising: Special Needs Parenting

If you have a child with special needs, chances are good that you’ve likely…

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Special Needs Parenting: I don’t have time if you don’t believe in aliens and unicorns

"A friend once said I was delusional and I almost fell off my unicorn."…

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Dear Special Needs Mom (On Mother’s Day)

Dear Special Needs Mom, Today I stood and watched you lower a ramp from your vehicle,…

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5 Reasons to Keep Moving Forward (Even When Others Leave You Behind)

Special needs parents often report that they have strong feelings of being left behind.…

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Celebrating Your Typical Child’s Achievements When You Have A Child With Special Needs

If you ask a special need parent to describe having a typical child after their first…

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Fun for the Whole Family: The Special Needs Way

You might remember back when you were a child and your family participated in Friday…

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Exploring Alternative Therapies With a Special Needs Child

Already stunned parents walk out of hospitals day after day with a handful of pamphlets…

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A Pinch of This: Special Needs Calorie Boost & Recipes

Many children with special needs may be in the group who tend to be thin, and have…

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Relationship Advice Part 1 of 3: To parents dealing with a child’s new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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Noah Goes Firefly

Undoubtedly it goes without saying that I'm in love with so many exciting products…

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Planning A Special Needs Christmas

The holiday season sometimes can require a little bit more planning when you have…

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