I want to share a blog with you that i think may be of benefit to many of you. You read about the the Peter’s familywho is auctioning off just about everything they own on ebay with a starting bid of $20,000 to help pay for the medical needs of their two sick children.
Many of you may be in the same situation that the Peter’s family is in right now. Perhaps some of you have been in the same situation. Perhaps you have not faced the need to do anything and everything you can to take care of your child. I know i have not faced such a catastrophe, which makes me want to reach out to people in such a position more.
Today Keeping up with Tiny Titan was launched. Keeping up with Tiny Titan is a brand new blog about the challenges parents face with the catastrophic costs of special needs children. The mastermind behind Tiny Titan is award winning author of Tiny Titan, Ann Yurcek.
In 1989, the Yurceks sixth child, Becca was born with a rare genetic disorder, and while she struggled to survive, her family tumbled into poverty. Tiny Titan is the true and inspirational story of their journey out of poverty and the many miracles they received along the way.
In the spirit of giving back, they adopted and reunited five siblings separated in foster care. And for their new children they fought for resources in mental health and child welfare with the same tenacity they had fought for Becca in the medical world. Other’s said their journey was impossible, but they proved them wrong.
For many of you with special needs children, i believe this will be of great benefit. For those of you who are blessed with a healthy family, i encourage you to visit Keeping up with Tiny Titan and open your hearts to the struggle these parents face everyday.
I encourage you to visit my my post on the Peter’s family and donate anything you feel you can. This family is in need of great help and it takes each and every one of us to help make a difference.