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Comfortable Being Compact By Tracy Williams

My name is Tracy Williams. I live with mild-moderate cerebral palsy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cerebral palsy affects my lower extremities, fine motor skills and my rate of speech, but not my cognitive ability. Due to four orthopedic procedures during my childhood, I did stop growing at the age of twelve. This is why […]

Why National Siblings Day is Important By Nathan Grant

On April 10, brothers and sisters around the country celebrate National Siblings Day to honor the special bond that exists between siblings. On this day, siblings spend time with each other and reflect on memories shared together. Many siblings also post stories, pictures, and videos on social media using the hashtag #NationalSiblingsDay. National Siblings Day […]

Thinking About Noah By Mark Mahaney

My first son, Noah, was born on March 12, 2000 with Down Syndrome. The tests administered during pregnancy for Down Syndrome and other conditions somehow didn’t indicate Downs – so, yes, Noah’s condition was certainly a surprise. Frankly, for the first 24 hours Noah’s condition was a dramatically negative surprise to me and to my […]

Hearing My Way By Jacqui Allard

When I was about five years old I was diagnosed with a severe hearing impairment on my left side.   I was not diagnosed until I reached school age because nobody had noticed it before.  Like so many of the others who have stories about living with any type of difference –it was simply all I ever […]