“I am so grateful to share part of our story with Paddy and Christine on their Table Talk podcast with McCain and Family Fund.
“It can be isolating as a parent of children with additional needs and disabilities. You often feel like you’re in this bubble that nobody around you really understands. It’s like you’re a member of this exclusive club that you know has plenty of other members but they’re all secret members that you don’t really have access to, if that makes sense.
“Chatting with Christine and Paddy was so refreshing. I could have a completely open frank chat with no restrictions, knowing whatever I said was met with understanding and empathy because they can relate. It’s so nice to be able to chat away candidly and come away from the conversation feeling good and refreshed.
“I truly hope that in sharing our story it opens up the conversation for more families to be heard across all platforms and we start seeing more and more disability advocacy, and open conversations across social media.”
“My ultimate goal when I decided to be on the podcast was for anyone listening, whether you personally identify with the podcast itself or you are listening as an ally, you can feel heard and know that our community is so much larger than you think, or you gain perspective and a deeper understanding of the disabled community.
“And please, please, please know that you are not alone. There is support out there, especially from Family Fund! They offer support with so many things that I would never have thought of. So just ask, they are so friendly and offer ongoing support. Because if you can make one thing easier in your life, why wouldn’t you?”
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