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Our Military Special Needs Network Military Spouse of the Day is Kirsten Spear, an Army spouse, currently stationed at Fort Carson. Her best experience with the military has been moving to different places and meeting all the different people. Kirsten’s biggest obstacle was getting a doc that actually cared and took care of finding out what was wrong instead of just pushing meds and “sending them on their way”. It took about a year and a half but Kirsten finally found a great physician and they have been seeing him for over four years. (Crazy lucky!)
Kirsten de-stresses by talking with friends or playing fun things with the kiddos. “As much as they cause my stress they are great at helping take it away, too.” When we asked Kirsten how does she take care of herself, she was straightforward: “To be 100% honest, I don’t. My kids are my life and at least one of them, if not all of them, go everywhere I go. They are with me 24/7. if I go get my nails done, they go with me so there’s really no “me” time.” And boy do we understand this. Kirsten’s best advice for new families in the special needs world in the military is to make a few good friends and follow your gut – especially with doctors. “If you don’t feel it is right, keep on top of it until you get the right doctor who cares and will send you to the right specialist, do the correct testing, and have the best knowledge for your little one.”
The Military Special Needs Network honors and salutes Kirsten Spear, our Military Spouse of the Day. We thank you for being such a wonderful military spouse and an amazing advocate.
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