Proudly Supporting all Military Families with a Special Needs Dependent
Today, we want to introduce you to our Military Spouse of the Day – Staci Sisson. She is a Coast Guard spouse, stationed in Portsmouth, VA.
Staci says her best experience with military life has been finding forever friends. “You don’t realize that you need them until they show up.” The biggest special needs obstacle that Staci has had to endure so far has been finding providers. She has found that areas that do provide the care that you need are typically so saturated with other patients that finding the right provider can take many, many long months. Staci “de-stresses” typically by doing mindless things like binge watch Netflix, coloring, or playing video games. She also tries new hobbies all the time (most of them fizzle quickly, but really work out well.) Staci takes care of herself by taking mini-staycations. When her husband is home, she will take a night off and stay at a charming hotel with no phone or computer. She just relaxes and disconnects from the world.
Staci’s best advice for families that are new to the special needs world is to find someone who has experience advocating for proper care and stick to them like glue! “No, really, find someone who knows what they are talking about and willing to answer questions, and ask those questions.”
The Military Special Needs Network honors and salutes Staci Sisson, our Military Spouse of the Day. We thank you for being such a wonderful military spouse and an amazing advocate.
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