world is evolving into something glorious. I'm praying by sharing
his story, we can help other children like him and other parents like
me. I would also like to thank everyone that helped us get where we are
Even before his birth
I was blessed by DuPage Homeownership
and Northern Trust Bank
to be able to own my first home (a ranch, right next to a children's
park). I didn't know exactly why I was lead to this home, my kids
were grown and I always wanted a beautiful staircase. Then my
grandson was born, he loves the park, and little ones and staircases
make me nervous, very very nervous.
Thank goodness I trusted those
that lead me in the right direction, especially when I didn't quite understand
where I was going.
As an infant
had chronic bronchitis and frequent ear infections until he was 31
months old. These medical conditions damaged his ability to hear and
speak. I am talking about full communication, I could not understand
his speech and he could not hear mine. As you can imagine, not being
able to communicate with your child is frustrating for both sides. During this time, my grandson had daily
I did everything I could to control the bronchitis.
Since it was allergy triggered, I ripped up my carpets, I bought
special air filter systems, I brought a humidifier, I packed all his
stuffed animals in a display case, and I got the bathroom real steamy
every night before he took a nice long bath.
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how we learned to advocate, and how the healing began.