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My Sister’s Legs- Part 2

I never understood why she loved our father so much.  Both her undying loyalty to him and his team and unconditional love was foreign to me in many ways.   Sure, I loved my Dad.  Yes, I was proud of...
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Think Beyond the Label

Earlier this year, Stuart Elliot of the New York Times wrote an article about a national media campaign:  Think Beyond the Label.  This campaign, and a series of advertisements, which humorously...
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Editorial Comments on Genetic Counseling

As the adoptive parent of a child with spina bifida, and a child with SPD, and the biological parent of two children that were so generously passed the gene for celiac disease from yours truly… The...
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Genetic Counseling

Six months before I decided to get pregnant, my husband and I sought genetic counseling.  We wanted to understand the odds and reality of having a child with spina bifida.  My sister was born with...
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My Sister’s Legs

This is the first excerpt in a five – month series about growing up with a sister who wore leg braces, the challenges we faced, and the future that we embraced. My Sister’s Legs I once tried on my...
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