special needs

Day 1409: The 7 Words My Brother Uttered That Moved Me

“Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life   It’s 12  : 33 PM on day 1409 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray,  brush my teeth, feed myself…

Day 1408: Does the world define you by your challenges because you do?

The world will stop defining you by your challenges when you do – that’s what I realized this morning.   It’s 12  : 20 PM on day 1408 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,  read Psalm 95,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself oats with banana for breakfast, stretch…

Day 1405: A lesson taught to me by a “poor” man

You don’t need money to make a difference – that’s what a “poor” man taught me.   It’s 12  : 00 PM on day 1405 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray,  brush my teeth,   read Psalm 92,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself oats with bananas for breakfast and go visit…

Day 1404: Eradicate AIDS campaign over

Great things can be achieved with perseverance and the help of a lot of friends – that’s what fundraising has taught me.   It’s 12  : 53 PM on day 1404 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,   read Psalm 91,  publish my Disability of the Day feature and feed myself bread…

Day 1403: Serve the world for 67 minutes on Mandela Day 2014

“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless,…

Day 1401: Feeling deeply

You can’t change who you are – that’s what I realized this morning.   It’s 12  : 00 PM on day 1401 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles,  brush my teeth,  pray, read Psalm 88,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed…

Day 1399: Perspective and Cerebral Palsy

Perspective – that’s what Cerebral Palsy has given me.   It’s 2  : 17 PM on day 1399 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself Appam and beef curry for breakfast, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  publish my Kid of the Week feature,  pray, read Psalm 86,  and promote Eradicate AIDS campaign – still…

Day 1398: Return of mom and brother

Absence truly makes the heart grow fonder – that’s what I keep realizing.     It’s 4  : 05  PM on day 1398 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,  pray, read Psalm 85,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, go to the airport to fetch my mom and brother,  feed myself…

Day 1397: $20 Homeless Backpack Care Kit

It doesn’t take much to make a difference – that’s what I keep realizing.     It’s 3  : 15 PM on day 1397 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles,  brush my teeth, pray, read Psalm 84,   publish my Disability of the…

Day 1395: Unconditional Love

There’s no love like unconditional love – that’s what I keep realizing.   It’s 2  : 32 PM on day 1395 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles,  brush my teeth,  pray, read Psalm 82,  publish my Disability of the Day feature,   promote…