PICU with auntie
I started my career working with the elderly in skilled nursing facilities. I worked with many who had suffered from a stroke. It was always challenging because no two strokes are the same. The brain is so complicated and you never can be sure of the outcome of therapy.
However, I learned that the people with the family support made the most progress. The elderly didn't always have family nearby or friends who were still living. Sometimes, they were completely on their own. But those who had family support felt more motivated to make progress.
1 month old-holding mommy's hand
2 months old-looking up at mom
2.5 months old-looking dapper
Love gives us the insight to see our children's personality, not their illness. It gives us the courage to fight for their right to good therapy services, good education, and social acceptance. Love helps us to persevere when it feels so much easier to give up.