Small Business Owner, Mother, and Project Manager in Texas
Twenty years of combined professional and personal experience has given me an unique skill set which I use to advocate for and enlighten families of disabled demographics.
As a new parent, I was afraid, ashamed, stressed and felt victimized from the overwhelming emotional trials and struggles of caring for a child with a disability. So many people telling me different things all at once from doctors, therapist, social workers, and then eventually the teachers. My son remained medically fragile for the first two years of his life, and as a parent I had to learn how to advocate for available and appropriate medical services the hospital offered. In other words, sometimes you have to "pound the pavement", "be annoying", and "ask the hard questions" because no one is just going to hand it to you on a silver platter.
One thing I've learned from this experience is that I'm not ALONE and neither are YOU. Together we can heal, become stronger, and live a quality of life which includes family, friends, faith, and community.