Disability Quotes (296 quotes)
Come Touch His Cheek
Prev Poem. Next Poem. My year-old son has a very rare genetic disorder. He weighs about 70 lbs. Read complete story. This child of mine you stare at so, Please come closer so you will know Just who my child is and what I see when those sweet eyes stare back at me I see no limits to my child's life Although I know It will be filled with strife, I'm hoping that doors will open each day I'm praying that kindness will come his way You look frightened?
Also see the other files in the Baby and Children sections. Nobody signs up to have a child with special needs. Then you realize that this is a gift, this child is the light. And if you can nourish that light and let it shine, you have an opportunity to get closer to God, and that's grace. John C. I cannot change the way I am, I never really try, God made me different and unique, I never ask him why.
Jump to navigation. I was shown this poem a while ago and it helped me look at my children's diagnosis in a very different light. I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy.
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When you start thinking about becoming a Mom the first things that pop into your mind is whether you will have a boy or a girl, what will the name be and what they will be when they grow up. So when you are given that diagnosis, you feel that your whole world has shattered! You are scared!
This genetic disorder is caused by a microdeletion on chromosome Our son means the world to us and we are incredibly thankful to have him in our family! There are so many poems describing what is gained from knowing and loving an individual with an intellectual disability. There is a wide range of severity of symptoms observed in people with the Phelan McDermid Syndrome, but most exhibit moderate to severe developmental delays, physically and intellectually, but especially in speaking and communicating. Very low muscle tone is a common trait of the syndrome, and many kids with PMS have problems with eating, sleeping and emotional stability. I am the child who cannot talk.