Rachel Colman

Follow Friday – Women of Strength

I use my Follow Friday posts a lot to share with you people who inspire me.  And I’m so lucky to know so many of these amazing people through twitter.

I’ve also used these posts to share with you some of the people who help me make it through the days and who I turn to for support.

This weeks a bit of both.

  • We are huge fans of Rachel Colman and her Signing Time series.  She has an incredibly inspiring post on her blog right now about preparing to run a half marathon with her family.  That might not seem like a huge deal to many people, but take into consideration one of her daughters is deaf and the other has spina bifida and cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. I love the fact she doesn’t let anything stand her way and teaches her kids that they shouldn’t either.
  • I want to give a special shout out to Linda.  I met Linda when she came to do a Discovery Toys party at my house when Vista wasn’t even a year old.  She has a son with special needs and she became someone I could call when I was at my wits end with the system and she would offer encouragement, and tell me over and over not to give up.  It was Linda who told me to insist on the MRI for Vista and how to get it.  She was one of the first people who talked to me how to really navigate the health care system to get what we need.  If it wasn’t for her, I don’t think we would have the diagnoses or supports in place that we do today.

Who are the people that inspire you?

Followfriday Follow Friday   Women of Strength

 Follow Friday   Women of Strength

Find Me

TwitterRSS
FacebookEmail

I’m Connected