March 31, 2016, is the day my life changed. March 31, 2016, is the day that Davy’s geneticist listened to me as I explained the research I’d done that led me to believe that both he and I had EDS and the day that she informally diagnosed us both. I cried tears of joy in… Read More The Day I Found out Most of My Family Was Chronically Ill
By: Heidi Hess Saxton When I’m in a mood, Jeff Foxworthy can always find my funny bone. (Pair him up with Ron White and a generous glass of chardonnay, and I have to pull out my emergency stash of Depends.) Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck” shtick always gets me going … While poverty and… Read More You Might Be a Special Needs Parent If….
By: Stephanie Reitenour Five years ago, I was a kindergarten teacher in Colorado enjoying mountain life with my husband, Nick. We were incredibly involved in our church, our community, and the schools. My life was busy and full, and I loved life. I had a job that I liked, and I felt confident that I… Read More How I Learned to Embrace My Role as a Special Needs Mom