In my early years, my mom and dad struggled to make life as normal as possible for me. The fears they had when I was born 15 1/2 years ago was real. They never paid attention much to people who were considered disabled before then. My, how time has changed. While I still try to succeed at learning new words and learning to chew, my mom and dad just love me and are so proud of me no matter how much I know or do. They want what's best for me. All I want is to always have them in my corner and to have friendships for a lifetime.
My mom read this story On Radical Acceptance (& not fixing your kid). It seems to me this is the way to be in this world.
"My name is Maddie and I'm a small teenager who enjoys life and has fun wherever I am!"
"There's more to me than just my special needs and my diagnoses. People are very curious about me and I don't mind sharing.
I was born with a rare disorder Feingold Syndrome which consists of my most noticeable characteristic,
Microcephaly (small head). Mommy says mine is cute and petite...just like me!
"God gave it to me, so I thought I'd wear it."