Jake's Journey with Apraxia

And the Friends We Met Along the Way

by Sheila, Contributing Writer At three years old, Gia’s severe speech delay qualified her for services through our school district’s Priority Preschool. I was convinced that with a little extra help, she would catch right up and we would move on with our lives. I really believed that. Eight weeks, one progress report, and no …

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“I love you mama!” my son Jake shouted with a bright smile as our paths crossed in the hallway one morning a few days after Christmas. He was still in his pajamas, enjoying a laid back holiday schedule, and his blue-green eyes sparkled with pride. I stopped in my tracks, joy overflowing from my soul. …

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The last time I wrote I was mad, distraught, and discouraged because Jake’s latest skin-prick test that showed that his allergies had gotten worse instead of better. But, isn’t it just crazy that I am not in eternal thankful mode for his almost resolved apraxia? I had overlooked this enormous detail until I went to Jake’s …

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