Seizures, speech, and smiles in the Yukon News

3 Feb

I wanted to tell you about Jade’s fabulous birthday party, but we all had such a good time that we totally crashed and burned the next day.  I didn’t recover from that party hangover for days, in fact, and by Tuesday I was a blubbering mess of I-cannot-handle-life-at-all.  It was a good time to take a deep breath and just step away from the blog, because nobody needs to share that kind of negative energy.

I made myself get some extra sleep, though, and tonight I got to sing some jazz and jam with some awesome musicians, so now I am riding high.  Woooo!

I’m impressionable that way.

Anyway, what I really wanted to share with you today was a story that was in last Friday’s Yukon News: Jade’s Story. It tells our family’s story, and it’s also a story about the Child Development Centre here.  It talks about how much support they’ve given us and other Yukon families like us, and what a huge demand there is for their services.  I was thrilled to be able to help give the CDC some recognition.  (Now if only we could translate that into more funding for the centre so they could shorten their long waitlists!)  (You’ve really got to click through, if only to see the picture of Jade!  But you should read the story, too, of course.)

I’m going to be sharing another story soon.  It’s one I promised to tell you a while ago.  The story of my friend Jesse, who lived with epilepsy and who died this past November.  I’ve been talking to his mother via e-mail over the past few months and pondering the best way to share his story with you.   Jesse lived so bravely and Léa tells his story so beautifully, I’ve decided the story should be told in her own words.  You’ll be seeing some guest posts from her very soon.

3 Responses to “Seizures, speech, and smiles in the Yukon News”

  1. Captain Momma February 5, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    I am glad you had a great birthday party, I have no doubts you did an amazing job!

    I’m sorry you melted down. Life with kids can do that to a Momma…often. Hugs your way!

    Off to go and read now!


  2. Sarah February 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Fawn, you can share the frustrating/blue/negative stuff anytime. It’s part of learning how to celebrate the good stuff!


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