Chris Darling is 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 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 at this week’s Readers’ CafÃ© 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. Please join us right here on Wednesday, February 20th, at 4-7pm pacific time to here how Chris and his wife had to advocate very early on for their daughter’s life because health care professionals are coached to cloak information and to not return phone calls.
Hope you can join us. Feel free to tell your friends. This interview may provide information that will help someone you know.If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.