Military Special Needs Network

Proudly Supporting all Military Families with a Special Needs Dependent

Military Spouse of the Day: Alicia Webb

MSOD_WebbIntroducing Alicia Webb, Coast Guard Spouse, married to her husband for 11 years, and stationed in Louisiana.  What Alicia likes most about being a military wife and veteran is being able to meet new wives. The many adventures there are to be done from one unit to the next. She loves the fact that you make many different friends and acquaintances that you will keep in contact for a long time. Having the military family bond that you can count on when you are not close to your family. One thing that she loves is when you have a strong friendship and go without talking for weeks, months, or years and you can call them and pick up where you left off.

Alicia tells us that her special need has impacted my family on many levels. She says, “It has made it hard to physically keep up with the way it was before I was diagnosed. I had to get out of the military and everything started to get harder. It impacted us financially. My husband had to start helping more with things around the house and the children. I am blessed that he stepped up and started helping more. My mom started to help more when the husband had to get underway. With being diagnosed with MS followed other diagnoses as anxiety, depression, PTSD and let’s not forget the other parts of my body foot drop and right ulnar neuropathy. It has impacted my day to day life with my kids and husband. We now have to make sure when we transfer that all medical that is needed is in the same town that we are going to be living.”

We asked Alicia what advice would she give to other special needs families.  She says, “Having a special need is going to be tough. Make sure that you get into groups that have the same to similar symptoms. It will be a lot easier on you. When you find groups it does make it easier to know what to expect in the future. I know that family tries to understand or it’s like a different language and they do not understand. Remember that you are a strong individual and that you can push through it. Always, always remember that you got this; that the disease is not going to define you and that you have family, friends, co-workers, and more that will be there for you every step of the way. Do not, I mean do be afraid to ask for help or receive help. That is what we are here for. Be active in doing research about your sickness, especially on how to make it better for everyday living.”

The Military Special Needs Network honors and salutes Alicia Webb, our Military Spouse of the Day.  We thank you for being such a wonderful military spouse and an amazing advocate.

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