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5 Ways to Survive College with a Chronic Illness

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Today’s guest blogger is Lauren Thornton. She’s a college junior diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, which is a chronic condition that requires daily treatment.

Aug 05, 2016

5 Ways to Survive College with a Chronic Illness

cystic fibrosis, Lauren Thornton, tips, chronic illness, college
Today’s guest blogger is Lauren Thornton. She’s a college junior diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, which is a chronic condition that requires daily treatment.

Jun 24, 2016

CF Challenges a Mom to Stay Strong

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Guest blogger Kat shares her memories of the trying day that her daughter, Maylie, faced other challenges in addition to cystic fibrosis. She tells of an internal struggle – trying to model the ideal behavior in the face of adversity, while also managing her despair as the parent of a medically fragile child.

Jun 24, 2016

CF Challenges a Mom to Stay Strong

kat quinn cystic fibrosis maylie make-a-wish
Guest blogger Kat shares her memories of the trying day that her daughter, Maylie, faced other challenges in addition to cystic fibrosis. She tells of an internal struggle – trying to model the ideal behavior in the face of adversity, while also managing her despair as the parent of a medically fragile child.

The Toughest Man I Ever Met: Father’s Day Blog

Nick N., father's day, hypoplastic left heart syndrome
With Father's Day just a few days away, this is the perfect time to introduce you to guest blogger Nick. His son, Hunter, was born with half a functioning heart. He'll take you from self-doubt before Hunter's birth to watching him prepare for high school.

Jun 15, 2016

The Toughest Man I Ever Met: Father’s Day Blog

Nick N., father's day, hypoplastic left heart syndrome
With Father's Day just a few days away, this is the perfect time to introduce you to guest blogger Nick. His son, Hunter, was born with half a functioning heart. He'll take you from self-doubt before Hunter's birth to watching him prepare for high school.

Parenting With Honesty Wrapped in Love

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Today's guest blogger offers honest insights on the challenges she faced while splitting time between healthy children and children with serious illnesses. Jessica also offers wisdom on balancing honesty with compassion in helping children understand what their siblings are enduring.

Jun 10, 2016

Parenting With Honesty Wrapped in Love

Choosing Brave
Today's guest blogger offers honest insights on the challenges she faced while splitting time between healthy children and children with serious illnesses. Jessica also offers wisdom on balancing honesty with compassion in helping children understand what their siblings are enduring.

Making the Choice to Love

Lexi Scribbles & Crumbs
It's difficult to imagine what parents think when they find out their child has been born with a serious illness. Are thoughts that are just too dark and too unsettling to even consider? There must be, but who could possibly admit it?

Jun 03, 2016

Making the Choice to Love

Lexi Scribbles & Crumbs
It's difficult to imagine what parents think when they find out their child has been born with a serious illness. Are thoughts that are just too dark and too unsettling to even consider? There must be, but who could possibly admit it?

Disabled Promposals – An Insider Perspective

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I’ve heard of promposals – the elaborate, sometimes pricey and very, very public schemes for asking someone to prom – but didn’t really think much about them. My prom days are long behind me, fortunately! For seriously ill kids, though, prom can still mean a lot.

May 13, 2016

Disabled Promposals – An Insider Perspective

disabled promposal
I’ve heard of promposals – the elaborate, sometimes pricey and very, very public schemes for asking someone to prom – but didn’t really think much about them. My prom days are long behind me, fortunately! For seriously ill kids, though, prom can still mean a lot.

Choosing Brave

Choosing Brave
Jessica Lindberg is the mother of four sons. Her oldest, Ethan, was born with a heart defect and passed away in June of 2012. Her youngest, Bodey, was just diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy. In her first guest post for Wish Nation, she writes about the loneliness of parenting special needs kids and what helps her hold her head high.

Apr 29, 2016

Choosing Brave

Choosing Brave
Jessica Lindberg is the mother of four sons. Her oldest, Ethan, was born with a heart defect and passed away in June of 2012. Her youngest, Bodey, was just diagnosed with congenital muscular dystrophy. In her first guest post for Wish Nation, she writes about the loneliness of parenting special needs kids and what helps her hold her head high.

Yes, It’s OK to Play Cards Against Humanity in a Neurosurgery Waiting Room

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You mourned first for the child that you have, and once more for the child that you did not get. I know that there are times, over 5,000 days post-diagnosis, that you still mourn these losses.

Apr 25, 2016

Yes, It’s OK to Play Cards Against Humanity in a Neurosurgery Waiting Room

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You mourned first for the child that you have, and once more for the child that you did not get. I know that there are times, over 5,000 days post-diagnosis, that you still mourn these losses.

Beyond the Bucks: 4 Ways to Grant Wishes

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It was junior year of high school and I needed more community service hours for the National Honors Society. As usual, the options were limited to half-baked events like setting up a Halloween festival or convincing my Spanish teacher to let me clean her room during lunch.

Apr 15, 2016

Beyond the Bucks: 4 Ways to Grant Wishes

beyond the bucks
It was junior year of high school and I needed more community service hours for the National Honors Society. As usual, the options were limited to half-baked events like setting up a Halloween festival or convincing my Spanish teacher to let me clean her room during lunch.

Random Wish Kid Photo: Jillian Welcomes Her New Puppy

Jillian Puppy Wish
It's difficult not to use the word 'adorable' when you see this picture of Jillian. I came across it after researching wishes and was struck by how happy she seemed. But as with all wish kids, a photo can never sum up the steps it has taken them to get to the point of celebration and smiles.

Apr 01, 2016

Random Wish Kid Photo: Jillian Welcomes Her New Puppy

Jillian Puppy Wish
It's difficult not to use the word 'adorable' when you see this picture of Jillian. I came across it after researching wishes and was struck by how happy she seemed. But as with all wish kids, a photo can never sum up the steps it has taken them to get to the point of celebration and smiles.

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