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I Felt Like I Could Breathe Again!

I Felt Like I Could Breathe Again!

When Laurie and her husband adopted Adilynn, they anticipated a few minor medical issues. What they could not have anticipated was the number of hospitalizations, medical procedures and dozens of specialists necessary to meet Adilynn’s medical needs. ...

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Empowerment is Priceless!

Empowerment is Priceless!

Having a child with a rare, undiagnosed genetic condition is a challenging journey. We faced so many unknowns with medical issues and developmental stages. It was very hard to find resources and help. My first contact with Raising Special Kids was five years ...

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Support through the Journey

Support through the Journey

When Lynn's son Zane was four, she called Raising Special Kids and found the support and assistance she needed to help her family face the bewildering challenges of autism, apraxia and bipolar disorder. "I don't know how the heck I survived," Lynn said about ...

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Finding Encouragement and Hope

Finding Encouragement and Hope

When Kathy’s daughter, Allie, was four months old and in the hospital, Kathy was supported with a parent-to-parent connection.  Kathy says she gained an understanding that she is not alone – others are going through similar challenges ...

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I Can Do This

I Can Do This

Chris had to think pretty hard about how she originally found Raising Special Kids. “It was a really, really long time ago, “ she laughed, thinking of the journey through her son’s elementary, middle and high school years. “I think it ...

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Someone Who Understood What She Was Feeling

Someone Who Understood What She Was Feeling

Angelica’s second baby was due in just three weeks when her first son, Andreas, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. “My world was shattered—turned upside down,” she said. “I just wanted to run away.” Soon she was dealing ...

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I Was Searching for Resources

I Was Searching for Resources

Though this dashing young man manages to dress for school very day like he just walked off the pages of GQ (his own idea), he insists his goals for the future lie in engineering and science. With plenty of confidence and enthusiasm, Zachary is ready to make ...

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Anytime I Feel Lost I Call

Anytime I Feel Lost I Call

Riley’s mom, Kristie, does not remember a time in his life when they did not rely on Raising Special Kids to help.  Kristie first learned about Raising Special Kids while Riley was still in the NICU.  She has benefited from parent-to-parent ...

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Sharing the Same Frustrations and Joys

Sharing the Same Frustrations and Joys

Ellen remembers being told not to worry during her son Jack’s 18-month-old checkup when she mentioned that her son was not using any words.  After three more months passed with no words, the doctor recommended an Early Intervention ...

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Other Families Live This Too

Other Families Live This Too

Sophia was born with omphalocele, a birth defect of the abdominal wall, which required immediate surgery. Sophia has had multiple physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. A hospital social worker referred Sophia’s mother, Sharon, to Raising ...

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  • I Felt Like I Could Breathe Again!

  • Empowerment is Priceless!

  • Support through the Journey

  • Finding Encouragement and Hope

  • I Can Do This

  • Someone Who Understood What She Was Feeling

  • I Was Searching for Resources

  • Anytime I Feel Lost I Call

  • Sharing the Same Frustrations and Joys

  • Other Families Live This Too

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