Friday, November 13, 2009

Being Charlie's mother

This story of a mother of a child with spina bifida speaks candidly of both her struggles and joy in raising her son Charlie. Shannon Cooper writes about her faith as well as the everyday realities of living with spina bifida.

And she speaks about her concerns about the future,which include this:

Being Charlie's mama means knowing children will make fun of him when he starts school because he won't be potty trained, will still wear diapers.

She recognizes Charlie's joy of life and advocates for him to have the best life he can, like all parents. It's really sad, when you read about the loving care Charlie's mom gives him, that she and other parents of children with disabilities still need to be concerned about such things.

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