Finding Shelter

Anne Penniston Grunsted Special Needs

I felt like Valerie and I were all alone, stranded with our precious flower, unsure of how best to help our son but determined to protect him no matter what.

Sam Lassos The Moon

Tina Donvito Special Needs

I want him to fulfill what he is capable of, just like any parent—but I admit there is a part of me that worries he will fall through the cracks of this loud world.


Kristina Dooley Special Needs

One of the many challenges of Type 1 diabetes is that its effects can vary person by person.

Just The Two Of Us

Kelli Raleigh Special Needs

I willingly made the choice to become a single mom with T1D, but it took a lot of self-acceptance.

Seeing Clearly

Samantha Willner Special Needs

Growing up in a small hometown, I was shaped and defined by the fact that I was “the girl with diabetes.”

Dear Doctor: Why Are You Crying?

Nicolette Brunner Special Needs

I DO have a full life. Sure, there are handicaps that prevent me from being at full strength, but the life that I’ve made for my family and myself is full.

Dear Fellow Moms: Join Me In The Pool

Rachel Garlinghouse Special Needs

I’m teaching my children that the evidence of my disease will not prevent me from living life, enjoying the gifts of heat and water and sunshine that summer gives us.