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WONDERFUL THEME PARKS

When God placed individuals with special needs on my heart back in high school, I had no way of knowing He was already preparing me for life with my daughter, Morgan. She has physical and cognitive special needs. Loving…

Children Special Needs

OUR FAMILY IS NOW COMPLETE

My wife and I had a plan early in our marriage. We would have a biological child and then we’d adopt one. And as so often happens, God had a different plan for us. My wife went through several…

Other Special Needs

OVERCOMING LIFE’S CHALLENGES

When I was 8 months old, I was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a disease where cancerous tumors form in your eyes. Doctors removed my left eye, but saved my right one through chemotherapy and radiation. My one eye let me…

Special Needs

THE INFLUENCE OF A GRANDPARENT

When you see something as a young child, it can have an amazing influence on the rest of your life. Growing up, I watched my grandparents as they cared for their special needs son—my uncle. They took care of…

Children Prayer Special Needs

NEVER LOSING FAITH

Mothers remember anniversaries of the important events in our children’s lives. While I have experienced many good and bad moments with my sons, Matthew and Jacob, two days will forever be etched in my memory. On August 10, 2014, I…

Children Special Needs

A VERY SPECIAL FAMILY

You could say our house is a little busy. We adopted five children from China, all with special needs, after having four biological children. Scripture says to take care of the widows and the orphans, and this is a…

Prayer Special Needs

TRAGEDY TURNS INTO A BLESSING

When I was 25 years old, I took a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico where my life was altered forever.  I went pier diving and broke my neck when hitting the bottom of the ocean head first. At that moment, I became…

Children Special Needs

SHOWING HIS LOVE TO MY STUDENTS

I am a Transitional Kindergarten teacher and I love working with my students each year! I have been teaching for about twenty years now, and sometimes the work I do is really challenging. Some of my students have learning…

Special Needs

I LOVE THE WAY GOD MADE ME

I’ve had a physical disability my whole life. I was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), which means a lack of muscle mass. My arms and legs are affected. But I don’t “see” disability. I don’t dwell on what…

Children Special Needs

LOVING ON KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

When I was in college, I worked for a non-profit that served infants who had special needs due to prenatal contact with drugs and/or alcohol. I was immersed in this inner city population for eight years, and I fell…

Children Special Needs

HELPING OUT OVERWHELMED PARENTS

The challenges of caring for a child with special needs can be overwhelming. Care must be provided at all times. Our son, Aaron, had cerebral palsy, and we took loving care of him for 27 years until he passed…

Special Needs

SHE HAD THE VISION

In the 70’s, I worked for a telephone call center that would call and check on blind and disabled people, to make sure they were okay. When I would talk with them, one thing kept coming up over and…

Special Needs

GOLFING WITH MY FRIEND

I love to play golf. I’ve played the game for 30+ years. I even play in a number of charity events, because it’s a way for me to give back since I’ve been blessed in my life. So earlier…

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HELPING THOSE CREATED FOR HIS GLORY

It is intriguing how the Lord will use one person or event to change the course of our lives. A year and a half ago, I heard Joni Erickson Tada speak at church. After listening to her, my daughter…

Special Needs

DANCING WITH THESE AMAZING KIDS

Dance has always been my biggest passion. I started dancing at age two, grew up attending dance intensives and conferences, and was on dance team at a Division 1 school. After college, I started praying for opportunities to use…

Special Needs

SIMPLY TAKING TIME TO TALK

My wife has Alzheimer’s, so every afternoon I drive her through the country and we talk about the “good old days.” I’m trying to bring back any remnants of memories she has left. On our way to the country,…