Category Archives: premature babies

Being in Touch

It’s something I don’t talk about often. Because it is both awkward and not easily understood. As a person affected by cerebral palsy, an advocate, and a teacher in various respects, I often find myself writing about issues that affect … Continue reading

Posted in boundaries, compassion, Disabilitiy, Disability and Relationships, Engaged, Helping people with disabilities, inclusion, loneliness, power of touch, premature babies | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All Throughout the Year

It’s not news. I have cerebral palsy. It’s a result of my wanting to come into the world too soon. I guess I found my mom’s womb to be rather boring. (Was it the fact that there was no cable … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, cerebral palsy, doctors, Emotional Freedom Technique, Friends, Helping people with disabilities, negative perceptions, overcoming challenges, premature babies, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Just A Touch

I know the story only in the retelling. In the predawn hours of an early fall day, the chill in the air was both outside and inside the walls of that stark, barren hospital. The medical team had been assembled … Continue reading

Posted in Beginnings, co-bedding, doctors, hospitals, kangaroo care, medical emergencies, power of touch, preemies, premature babies, rescuing hug | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

My Greatest Hope for Him

My line of thinking about this subject is different than most. Not very popular. Outside the norm. But I believe it with every fiber of my being, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. My dance instructor is a … Continue reading

Posted in Ableism, Attitudes, Beginnings, changing perspectives, communicating respect, Disabilitiy, Family, Friends, kids with disabilities, negative perceptions, premature babies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment