Never limit people with disabilities! Unfortunately, there is no audio for this video, but watch this young man with CP go skydiving! Kudos to Tangram for supporting his dreams!
Over the holidays, I watched the children’s movie, Happy Feet, with my middle daughter. I was flipping through the cable channels while wrapping presents, and my daughter begged me to stop at this movie. She exclaimed, “This is so good – can we watch this?” Sure I said, and then she began to tell me [...]
Yesterday was my birthday, so I took the day off and spent it with my kids and husband. Throughout the day, my mind wondered about how incredibly thankful I was for my family. You see, we have gone through more than most families when it comes to health scares, so we have this connection that is [...]
Yesterday, I was reading the paper and came upon another article on service cuts for Medicaid. This one hit a little closer to home though. Arizona, in order to offset a one billion dollar deficit in its health care budget, has decided to cut certain transplant procedures. What bothers me most of all, is this only applies [...]
Yesterday, my 11 year old daughter had her Christmas party at school. I was reluctant to help, because often, my presence has a negative impact on her behavior. After the choir concert incident, that really was only an incident in my pea brain, (read a Prideful Mom’s Disabled Heart), I was reluctant to put myself in that position [...]
If you have spent any amount of time reading my blogs, it is obvious that I am not a big fan of government involvement for our loved ones with disabilities. I feel that our dependence, and the government’s quick answer to our call, has led to a system which is inefficient, costly and leads to the exclusion of [...]
Well, it has been roughly two months since we returned our daughter’s Medicaid Waiver to the State of Indiana. (If you would like to read about why we decided to do this, go to my blog, “The day I gave my daughter’s future away… what a relief)”. One of my good friends said I should write [...]
If you have read my blog “So Why United Media?”, you know that my goal is to use traditional and new media forms to increase awareness of people with disabilities. However, I’m not just looking for “awareness” so to speak, I’m looking for some “truth” in their portrayal and to allow this “truth” to break [...]