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One Mother’s Story: Why She Chose To Fix Haylie Rather Than Create A Special World For Her To Live In0
One Mother’s Story: Why She Chose To Fix Haylie Rather Than Create A Special World For Her To Live In
Published: March 9, 2016 | 8 minute read

Disabled Kids - Why I Never Labeled My Daughter Since publishing my blog with the story about my daughter Haylie overcoming her brain injury, I have been approached by readers for all sorts of reasons - people looking for more information, people seeking hope and inspiration for their effective work with their own hurt kids, people congratulating us, people wondering how on earth that could really be possible and people who seek to bond on the basis of “Ain’t it tough being the mom of a disabled kid and aren’t our disabled kids still wonderful in their own unique ways.

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Five Swimming Tips for Your Baby0
Five Swimming Tips for Your Baby
Published: March 3, 2016 | 2 minute read

Swimming Tips For Baby Douglas Doman, Author of How To Teach Your Baby To Swim, Offers Five Tips For Parents Start as Young as Possible. It is much, much easier to teach a new born to swim than a one-year-old. It is much easier to teach a one-year-old to swim than a two-year-old. It is easier to teach a two-year-old than a three-year-old to swim. The younger the child is the better.

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How To Train for a Swimathon0
How To Train for a Swimathon
Published: March 3, 2016 | 2 minute read

Swimathon Training Parents can design their own swimathon for their child, setting goals that fit that family and child. The Evan Thomas Institute Swimathon has two timed periods. Swimathon Training can be fun and exciting for your child. 30-Minute Swim For young swimmers, they must be able to swim independently one length of a 25-yard pool They may swim on their back (with flutter kick and sculling) or using a front crawl with rhythmic breathing.

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A Cardiac Arrest, Brain Injury and a Poor Prognosis Didn’t Stop Greta from Walking0
A Cardiac Arrest, Brain Injury and a Poor Prognosis Didn’t Stop Greta from Walking
Published: March 2, 2016 | 5 minute read

Brain Injury Diagnosis Proves Incorrect Greta was born by emergency C-section. After she was born, it was noted she had aspirated the amniotic fluid, and she needed a blood transfusion. The baby lost a great deal of blood, and her organs nearly failed. She went into cardiac arrest and required cardiac massage to revive her. She had no birth cry and breathed poorly. A diagnosis of brain injury was given to Greta.

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Cerebral Palsy: Super Carla makes a super effort–and triumphs.0
Cerebral Palsy: Super Carla makes a super effort–and triumphs.
Published: February 17, 2016 | 5 minute read

After Carla was born, her parents could only hold her in their arms for a few moments before she was rushed to the pediatric intensive care unit. She was born 10 weeks prematurely and needed full medical support to survive. She spent two very difficult and trying months in the hospital, where parents could only view her through a window. The first eight weeks of life: Baby Carla in intensive care on her belly, which is the best position for the brain-injured child.

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