Becoming the parent of a child with disabilities can be daunting and overwhelming, rewarding and incredible.
In 2005, my eldest son was born with a bump. He didn’t breathe on delivery and was diagnosed ten weeks later with having severe brain damage. From then, my husband and I hurtled down an unmarked road of loving a child with complex disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy. Today I use my memories, experiences and skills to support families like mine and inform the practitioners who care for us.
My book, The Skies I’m Under, is a raw and honest account of becoming the parent of a child with complex disabilities.
As a nurse and parent, I am well placed to develop and deliver training for practitioners who care for families of children with complex disabilities.
I’ve always been a talker and strongly believe in the power of story-telling. Being real and honest about the joys and challenges for parenting a child with complex disabilities can have a profound impact.
My faith shapes my world view, how I live and how I love. I now believe in the blessing of brokenness.
I discovered a love for writing when I realised it was just like talking but without the interruptions.
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