family relationships

posted on January 1, 2007 - 9:27am
Look! That’s a word I’m used to hearing from young voices. True to form, a boy was staring at me in the Wal-Mart parking lot as the word was spoken. But this time, my nephew Carter was the one saying it, while trying to show the staring boy a giant dinosaur balloon. Carter believed the balloon was much more interesting than his Aunt Katrina. He couldn’t understand why the little boy was looking...
posted on November 1, 2005 - 1:16pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 6
Countless people walk in and out of our lives every day. While many people come and go, leaving little or no trace, the bond between sisters — especially twins — is unbreakableand eternal. It’s a bond that weathers virtually any storm. Award-winning journalist and author Carol Saline once said, “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.” In the case...

Along with soccer, bananas and “Zoom,” two New York kids grow up learning disability culture and service

posted on November 1, 2005 - 10:06am
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 6
Recently, I’ve come to realize the impact our children have on us. My daughters, soon to be 5 and 2 years old, have enriched my life in immeasurable ways. Sofia, our younger child, is a happy, inquisitive toddler who loves silly hats, bananas and Elmo. Isabella teaches me something every day.
posted on March 1, 2005 - 11:42am
"Don’t worry, Chris. Someday you’ll meet someone who’ll look past the wheelchair and see the real you." These words of consolation were uttered by one of my best friends, in the middle of a sleepless night during my sophomore year in college, in the wake of my being turned down for a date by the current "girl of my dreams." These words were ones of kindness, of compassion, of encouragement,...
posted on January 1, 2005 - 4:48pm
On a bleak fall day in 2002, I received a diagnosis of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), with its prognosis of total paralysis and probable death in three to five years.