This quote hit me pretty hard "During the first few weeks after Matthew Kirk was born -- brain-damaged as a result of oxygen deprivation during delivery -- the doctors advised his parents, Donna and Ed Kirk, to put him in an institution, have another baby as soon as possible, and get on with their life. But what the doctors didn't understand was that Matthew was their life."
As a mother, I cannot even tell you the emotions that that quote stirred up. Rage is right up there.
So, to help out with raising awareness for parents going through this kind of thing and for the Kirk family specifically, I wanted to share this book with you and also share some links for more information.
First, Donna's blog where you can find posts like her advice for parents of children with disabilities and her post on love and limitations. You can also read her "true fiction" piece about Driver's Education.
Also recommended is themighty.com which has a lot of stories of living with disabilities and is working to change perceptions of families living with disabilities.