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Firefly Upsee: Making Huge Strides for a Military Family

Earlier this month, we received an email and video from Amy Bowns, a military wife and mother, stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.  “I just wanted to share a video I … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cerebral Palsy: I Don’t Need Awareness

My daughter Addie has Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. Yesterday, the orthopedic surgeon said that she needs hip surgery. According to her most recent X-ray, Addie’s left hip is 36% subluxed … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 11 Comments

Paying the Price for a Plateau

Last week, Addie got dumped.  At our weekly visit to OT and Speech, the therapists informed me that, “due to slow progress” (plateau), they would be discharging us.  The provider … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Gift of Kindness

It’s beautiful to see how my little girl, Addie, comes to life when she’s in the water.  No longer is she quadriplegic; the buoyancy of the water encourages her movement.  … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pushing Yourself to Find Your Ability

Today’s guest blog comes from John W. Quinn, author of Someone Like Me – An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy.   Our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Quinn … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ain’t Nothin’ But a G (tube) Thang, Baby

In 2007, my daughter was a diagnosed with “failure to thrive”.  Since her oral intake was so low, Addie needed a feeding tube to help promote weight gain and growth.  … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

MSNN: An Incredible Year in Review

As we are in the midst of celebrating the wonderful Holiday season, I just want to take this opportunity to thank each of you – our MSNN Family – for … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · Leave a comment