This blog is dedicated to differently-abled children, particularly those diagnosed with a radial ray defect, hematological issues, Failure to Thrive, developmental delays, microcephaly, cerebellar dysgenesis or cerebral palsy.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

First post

This is not my first or only blog, and my other blogsites do contain a lot of information about my 22-month-old adopted daughter, Emma. But they are geared for friends and family and include lots of other things which just distract from Emma's story.

This site will be exclusively for and about Emma, and I intend to (ultimately) make it public. I have gleaned SO much at times from various blogs and websites written by other parents about their children with medical challenges, that I feel compelled to try to give back something to the community of parents of differently-abled children, if I can.

And I want to celebrate Emma, her beauty of face and of spirit, her strength, determination and sense of fun. I want to record how we, as her biological grandparents and adoptive parents, deal with the many complex issues that arise as her medical diagnoses have evolved and multiplied.

More soon....


holly said...

Where did the other blogs go? When I clicked on your name, it only brought this one up. Just wondering... :)

JoAnn said...

Hi Holly,

I decided to create this new blog for Emma, and since I want to make it public (someday), I thought I should remove the other blogs from my profile....otherwise ANYONE could find them!! :-)

The other blogs are still there...I can send you the links in email, and you can bookmark them if you want to.