I remember the days when I had Imani sleep on my chest so she wouldn’t forget to breathe, which happens with babies born very premature (14 weeks early). I remember the days when I felt my heart strings tugged when I watched her ride off on the school bus, and the joy I felt seeing her emerge from the bus when she arrived back home. And now are the days when she is galavanting around her college campus, becoming grown, finding herself, and making her way in the world. And later will be the days that I will miss those days.
I started a nonprofit several years ago, called The Youth Legacy Foundation. Here is a recent blog post that includes a link to our most recent e-newsletter. Lots of updates, for example, an upcoming presentation at the U of MN! I invite you to browse the website, which is rich in resources geared toward empowerment and inclusion of youth with disabilities. Click here to check it out…..