A Mum's Journey with Dyspraxia


on November 23, 2011

Today I feel totally overwhelmed by the generosity of others.  Throughout Kaden’s life we have had help from friends and family, financially and emotionally.  But over the past year, and two trip to Australia later, I am still feeling overwhelmed by how much our friends and family want to help.

Kaden had a speech assessment last week with the University of Canterbury (he is part of a study into Childhood Apraxia of Speech) – http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucresearchprofile/Project.aspx?projectid=113 and I was stuck for a babysitter for my daughter.  Even with last-minute notice a great friend didn’t hesitate in dropping everything and coming and picking her up.

We had a lot of financial help for our Australia therapy trips and now close family members have offered to fund Kaden an iPad!?!?!  I was brought to tears knowing how much they understand and care enough to offer such a massive contribution to Kaden’s therapy needs.

We have done a lot of research on iPad’s for children with Apraxia.  From what I have read, in America most will have an iPad or at be in the process on getting one.  They are a great communication and education tool.  Here is a great article on Apraxia & iPad’s – http://apraxia-kids.blogspot.com/2011/07/is-ipad-worth-it.html

It was on our list of things to buy for Kaden but never imagined these special family members would offer.

So my great advise today is… love and appreciate your family for all that they do.  Not many people can offer to pay for iPad’s but even if it is just a shoulder to lean on or a last-minute babysitter we are all so lucky to have family and friends.


One response to “Generosity…

  1. Asknetty says:

    That is awesome babe!!!! 🙂

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