This is Casey, he is 15. He is my best friends son. I remember the day he was born, the surprise of it all. When I look at him now and think of all the time that has passed, it blows my mind.
Casey has many different disabilities that have made his life very difficult. He cannot walk, he cannot talk, he cannot eat (only liquid), he has terrible seizures regularly and so many other harsh realities.
He always has great big smiles for me, he laughs and cheers at his shows. He loves ‘The Wiggles’ and almost every Game Show. He is delightful, sweet and kind. I love him sooooo much.
Casey has been granted a Make-a-Wish that will be fulfilled this month. Unlike a lot of kids he can’t travel at all, it would be SO traumatic for him that he would not enjoy anything about it, so no Disneyland for my little darling. Instead, he will have a major upgrade to his entertainment system, a new comfy chair and some other things that he will really benefit from.
Casey’s mother is one brave lady, seriously, her life.. it’s just so hard. Casey has a younger brother named Jeremy, he’s 5 and an autistic bundle of energy. He is such a sweetie pie, he is so great with numbers we often call him a savant hehe Tiffany and Jeremy make several trips a week to the grocery store (she is responsible for all the grocery shopping for 7 people, including her elderly grandmother). Jeremy requires her to go up and down each and every isle, in order, so if she forgets something on isle 2 and realizes it on isle 7 she has to start all over again or decide she doesn’t *really* need it. These are the “little things” that add up to make-up her life. She finds pleasure in the light in her children’s eyes and does absolutely everything in her power to give them the happiest lives she can.
PSA: Next time you see a kid screaming in the grocery isle, if you must look, do so with compassion not judgement, you don’t know her life.
Tiffany recently injured her sciatic nerve and is in really bad shape, not being able to lift her children or even bend over is a HUGE problem. I know sciatic nerve damage is relatively common, does anyone have any tips for speeding up her recovery??