Nov 10 2013
My daughter’s name is Natalie. She is 6 years old and has 2 older sisters, 8 and 10. When Natalie was 3 weeks old she was stricken with Group B strept meningitis. It is a bacterial meningitis that most kids do not live through. It pretty much destroyed her brain when it was done. She is blind and has cerebral palsy, and an intractable seizure disorder. She is the most gentle, loving, sweetest little girl. I am a little prejudiced. She has such a calm spirit. I am a nurse by education, and have worked with special needs children coming through the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Being on the other side is so completely different. How much I have learned and shared with others in my situation, or just curious about Natalie. I would love you to feature Natalie for your website, because our family thinks she is pretty fantastic. Developmentally, she is about 6 months old. She loves to play with links, and she loves textures. Touching is her thing. Thank you for taking the time to hear about our little angel.