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Please help with these inspiring petitions

easternparts
  • By easternparts · Posted September 17, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Hello, the first one is empowering thryoid sufferers, we need better care, better choice and better attitudes, your signature counts and if you can share it via facebook and other forums and email even ...

*DUKE UNIVERSITY CP/STEM CELL TRIALS*

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted September 17, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • Duke is looking for participants in their Phase II stem cell trial for children with Cerebral Palsy. Unfortunately, my daughter does not qualify which really saddens me beyond belief but I wanted to share ...

Pass Along to a Friend

Mickeral
  • By Mickeral · Posted September 14, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Pass along to a friend: Dear Fellow Travelers: Probably all of us receive e-mails that encourage us to “read and pass along to your friends.” The message is usually accompanied with a promise (of dubious ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with “Arthritis Ashley”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted September 13, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients and caregivers worldwide. We post these interviews ...

Direct Link to Blog Posts

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted September 3, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Did you know you can get notifications of blog posts sent directly to your email? Just go to http://theseed9811.blogspot.com/ & all you have to do is enter your email address where it says "Email address ...

The Flu and You

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted September 2, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • Flu season is upon us! OK, maybe I’m a little early on that but it’s not too early to start thinking about it. It is September, after all, and according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) the season ...

howdy!

deducit
  • By deducit · Posted August 31, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • I am back and got thru a whole lot of healing and business of a old house with no $...so if anyone wants to post me it is ok now and thank you for giving me a break...love and prayers, deducit/diane ...

I'm Aware!

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted August 26, 2012
  • 11 replies
  • “Well, this is all she’s ever known so it’s not like she’s sad about what she doesn’t have anymore” “She was born like this so she doesn’t know any other way to be” “Look at Sara. She was born like that ...

Modeling and Disability part 2

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted August 26, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Good morning everyone! Read my Facebook note "New Cover Girl for Swimsuit Line" at theSeed for an interesting conversation on modeling & disability. I would love to hear your thoughts (yes, even if you ...

Modeling and Disability

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted August 25, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • A fellow blogger and parent of a child who is disabled commented on a post of mine on Facebook regarding a little girl who has Down Syndrome that was chosen to be the main model for a swimsuit designer ...

New app for iPod/iPad for scanners!!!!!!!

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted August 8, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • FINALLYYYYYY!!!!!!! AMAZINGGGGG!!!!!!! I wrote about how Apple has all these great communication apps for non-verbal communicators but how none of them were available for people who can't use the touch ...

Let's Go Swimming...Maybe

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted July 17, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) outlines the rights of people with disabilities and forbids discrimination of any kind towards this group. In 2010, the Department of Justice (DOJ) sought to ...

Keeping my JOY

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted July 1, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • I have been thinking a lot about joy lately. JOY. That’s not a word used very often today. We talk about being happy or good. “Yeah, I’m good.” But joyous? Doesn’t the word ‘joyous’ evoke something different ...

A Declaration of Independence:

Mickeral
  • By Mickeral · Posted June 30, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • Dear Fellow Travelers: Most of us who live in the United States will in some way this week celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We will do it in spite of our health, financial status ...

A Little Humanity, please!

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted June 21, 2012
  • 34 replies
  • When we hear “Medicaid” many imagine a lazy, non-working individual, sitting at home watching Jerry Springer and Maury. But the fact is, 70% of Medicaid spending goes towards people with disabilities ...

A Growing Girl

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted June 20, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • I was having an e-mail conversation with a friend who also has a daughter with CP. I was telling her how my daughter is still so obsessed with Barney (right now it’s Barney’s Great Adventure) and Nick ...

Vanity & Botox

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted June 18, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • I have a certain amount of vanity for my daughter. Okay, a tremendous amount! She’s got a beautiful face, gorgeous hair and a skin tone that the New Jersey Tan Mom would commit second degree murder for ...

Griping

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted June 15, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • I got a gripe. I know, I know, for those of you who know me personally, it’s hard to imagine. But yep, I do. Some of you who read this will probably dislike me for some of what I’m about to say or maybe ...

Family Fun

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted June 15, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • So we went on our first family vacation. I was very excited; maybe almost more so than my daughter, if that’s humanly possible. And now that I’m back, I see it wasn’t all perfect but I’m definitely glad ...

Thoughts & Dreams

mel106
  • By mel106 · Posted June 9, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • I've often wondered what my daughter's thoughts look like. Are they pictures strung together like the symbols on her DynaVox (her communication device that's something like a tablet but a little bigger ...

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