Friday, September 7, 2012

Caring for Disabled Children - Powerful Messages of Hope

I often tell young adults, "One day you'll leave home and make your own way in life. And then you'll find out how hard it is, a lot harder than you might think. You need to start now to become strong as person...."

I tell them this not to dampen their hopes and dreams, but to encourage them to learn, grow and prepare.

I was reminded of this recently as I watched a powerful video produced by an acquaintance, Elizabeth Acquino, a mother of three lovely children, one of whom is severely disabled by epilepsy. Along the way Elizabeth has been involved in programs to help parents with similar challenges. Through her blog, she contacted parents of disabled children to ask them what they might have told themselves on the day their child was diagnosed.

Their responses became the raw material for this video...

Here are convincing messages of hope, enough to move and inspire any viewer.

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2012. Building Personal Strength .


Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much -- I am very moved by your support.

Gberger said...

Thank you for highlighting this video. Elizabeth is a generous, tireless advocate for others and it's wonderful to see that her video is being seen!