Special Needs families have so many challenges. Families like my own, whose children require prosthetics have our own special challenges. Changes need to be made and advocating like a mother is required. It is tiring. That will not deter me. It will not stop me from trying to change how our children receive care and the assistance that our families need.
December 1997 and April 1999 will forever be etched in my mind because a student (students in the case of Columbine) walked into their school and caused a senseless tragedy. Here we are, twenty years later, having the same types of conversations we were then. Why?!?! I want to scream that word out loud every time I see another tragedy unfold in another school in another town. I want to understand why this keeps happening without our political leaders taking steps to curtail these tragedies. We, as parents, should not be afraid to send our children to school.