Stories

Be different. Be strong. Be You.

Posted on August 6, 2015

Many times I’ve wondered about how different my life would be if I didn’t have disabilities, if maybe I was in my mom’s womb at the same time as my brothers. They don’t have disabilities. Maybe I wouldn’t. But that’s not how it turned out. And I think about how hard my life has been, Continue Reading »

Teen Time Gives From the Heart

Posted on March 21, 2011

Dear Soldier, I can’t express how thankful I am that you have given selflessly your life to defend our country and freedom.  How can we ever thank you?  My feelings of admiration and some treats and many prayers for you and your families are all I have to offer.   I can only hope that Continue Reading »

The Simple Pleasure of Playtime

Posted on December 8, 2010

My wonderful son Ryan, like many of his friends, seeks the simple pleasure of playtime.  As a parent, you know the vision of childhood play isn’t always so simple.  We are always striving to help our children develop good character, manners, kindness to others and to have their needs met by being able to express Continue Reading »

An Animal Lover Learns Responsibility, Sensitivity and Independence

Posted on December 6, 2010

I have two cats as pets and learned that I am an animal lover, so I decided to try horseback riding. Last summer I discovered that I have a passion for horseback riding.  I started horseback riding by joining a program through SPARC called Making Strides. I look forward to going horseback riding every Saturday. Continue Reading »

Ayaan Turns a Corner with Help from Kidz Time

Posted on June 10, 2010

It’s dawn on a Saturday morning. The neighborhood is quiet, except for the chirping of a few birds. From a deep slumber, I hear the hardwood floors down the hall creaking, tentatively. Footsteps, at first hesitant, grow bolder as they approach our bedroom.  Then, in a sudden rush of movement, two figures enter our bedroom; Continue Reading »

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