Hi and welcome to Readersâ€™ CafÃ© â€“ the place to gather and to share.
The plan is to interview and chat with a featured guest on some aspect of disability and/or accessibility, and then have readers join in the discussion.
Todayâ€™s featured guest is Chris Darling â€“ a metal, stone and wood artisan, folk radio host and father to an adorable six year old daughter Kiki who, along with her twin brother Quinn (who lived 16hour 40 minutes), entered the world at
26.5 24.5 weeks gestation. This began a long journey of near- death operations, shunts and, eventually, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, the professionals paid to support parents during this difficult and exhausting time provided very little information. Chris and his wife Magda were left on their own to navigate this unknown world of medical terms, procedures and services.
Chris has kindly offered to share his story today in hopes someone will see it and pass the information onto loved ones that services are available, but only if they make arrangements to “consume” them.
I invite you to come in, relax and join in the conversation. Hit your internet browserâ€™s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation. All that I ask is that you respect others and keep it relatively family-friendly. Also, keep in mind that this is a public space, so share what you feel comfortable sharing publicly.If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.