A woman and her dog, who both have muscle diseases, share life lessons with students.
In the four years since Gabrielle Ford wrote a guest feature for Quest, she and her dog Izabel (Izzy) have become prominent figures on the national speaking circuit. Gabe’s first book will hit the streets in late February 2009.
The heart-wrenching process of helping children cope with the loss of a loved one
Definitions of the word grief range from the simple (“sadness associated with loss”) to the more analytical — “a natural process of reacting physically and emotionally to a perception of loss. ” Whatever the definition, grief isn’t a pleasant experience, and when the person who’s grieving is a child, it can be a gut-wrenching, perplexing and often misunderstood process for parents.
Knowing if you're on the right course with corticosteroids
"Since being on prednisone, I’ve been up and down with my weight and up and down with the milligram dosage,” says Carlie Brinker. “I’m 19, and I’ve been on prednisone for 11 years.”
Siblings of children with disabilities have a unique growing-up experience
I discovered that my sons, ages 10 and 13, were drinking a soda apiece as an after-school snack. This is gonna stop, I announced firmly. But instead it suddenly shot way beyond soda pop.
"Does Sarah still get a soda then?" the boys demanded. Their older sister, 20, has cerebral palsy and mental retardation. She enjoys a soda after school each day the way some people savor a cocktail after work....