Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Huge Breakthrough

This month's Parents Magazine features, Emily, a 3 year old with Spina Bifida.  She uses a walker (a snazzy gold one, at that!) and has a beautiful smile!  People in the "know" seem to be in agreement that this is the first time that a special needs child has been on the cover of a major magazine.  Go Emily!

You can go here to read the article about Emily written by one of my favorite bloggers.  Then go here to read the interview she did with Emily's mom and watch a video of some advice Emily's mom gives to others regarding children with special needs.

I think society has a long way to go in truly accepting those with special needs, but this is a huge breakthrough!!  Congrats, Emily!  You're gorgeous!

1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
I read about this on Love That Max!! Score one for special needs individuals!! ;-D
Emily is beautiful!! Or. Like with everybody who is different--Abby included!!--she's, as my phrase goes, Beautifully Unique!! ;)
Congrats, Emily!! ;-D
--Raelyn