I am the mom of four children, one with special needs. Don’t get me wrong, I feel the same love and joy for all my children. The one feeling I have for my child with special needs that I do not feel, to the same intensity, is one of anxiety of her future. There is a level of anxiety that I’d never have imagined. I know I will have to save differently for her and make sure my will is ironclad so she will have the best future when I’m not around.
When I came across this article from Galva, Ill. (KWQC/Gray News) about Margaret Cortes opening the Special Kneads Bakery, it warmed my heart because I know the same feeling. Ms.Cortes opened the Special Kneads Bakery so her son, who has cerebral palsy, could have a job when he graduates high school.
She says of Frankie: “he’s got a lot of diagnosis against him,” Cortes said.
“When he was a baby, doctors weren’t sure if Frankie would ever be able to walk or talk . . .”