Jun 30, 2010
The first post in this series introduced you to Deborah Arrona, her husband Salvador, and their daughter Aria. If you haven’t read Part 1 of the series, the background information it provides will help this post make more sense.
Salvador and Deborah were only 20 when their premature baby arrived, and they’re only 26 now. But they have...
Jun 28, 2010
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Meeting parents of kids with special needs and hearing their stories is the best part of what I do. Recently, I met Deborah Arrona via the Coffee Klatch, a Twitter community for parents of kids with a wide variety of special needs. Later, she agreed to be interviewed, and her testimony of life...
May 24, 2010
If you’re over forty, you may recognized the bearded doctor in the picture as the colorful surgeon general who served under Ronald Reagan. If you’re a little younger, you may remember him as the guy who tried to provide health information via the web in it’s early days and failed. But if you’re the parent of child with special...
May 19, 2010
The stories told by parents of kids with special needs never cease to amaze me. Like their children, these parents are resilient, resourceful, and most of all compassionate. Today you’re going to learn more about Amber Baker, who was introduced in a blog post a few weeks back. She’s a compassionate mom who says she found her greatest...
Nov 25, 2009
For the past few weeks, National Public Radio (NPR) has been airing a series called The Impact of War. While listening to several episodes that described the symptoms of PTSD in returning vets, the similarities to our son Allen’s PTSD symptoms (caused by early, repeated medical traumas from 1982 – 1986) were striking.
An Interview with...