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Special connections

There’s something about being the parent of a child who has differences in any way that makes you feel connected to other parents. That’s why I want to share this special video about a little boy named Bennett.

Bennett’s mom, Breck, went to school where I teach. We have mutual friends but I never really hung out with her on campus much. She discovered this blog and became a fan. She even Facebook friended me and I’m so glad I did. That’s how I found out Bennett was born with Cystic Fibrosis. I saw the many concerned posts to her wall and I felt the need to reach out to her in support. I told her I experienced a birth of a child born differently… I did not know what it’s like to have a child with a deadly, chronic disease. I made sure I wanted her to know that I could be an ear to listen to the challenges and concerns… and at least let her know I supported her. When she replied to my message, she told me how she remembered reading my posts about my initial reaction to Jordan’s difference when Bennett was born. It made me feel good knowing I could be a little source of comfort during a difficult time.

Bennett has already dealt with the highs and lows of CF. His health is always compromised. A little cold to you and me can send him to the hospital. But he keeps growing and smiling and being ADORABLE along with his big brother. Breck is incredible and keeps a blog about Bennett and CF. Her writing is powerful and honest. I’m honored to know her.

That’s why she is a part of the Great Strides walk to raise money to help Bennett and other kids find a cure to this super mean genetic disease. Click here to donate – they’re hoping to raise $1,500!

Bennett is worth it… and so are the 30,000 other Americans with this super mean illness!

1 Comment

  1. Learning as we go | Born Just Right on May 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    […] friend Breck is doing the same thing on her site about her son Bennett. I’ve written about Breck and her family before after she put together a beautiful video about Bennett’s struggles with Cystic Fibrosis. […]

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