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Marci and Matthew
Posted Oct 22, 2012
Marci remembers her experience meeting her newborn son for the first time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). "It was a moment which terrified me almost as much as the trauma of his entrance into this world." As Marci described the first weeks and months after Matthew's birth, she relayed feelings shared by many parents of babies in NICU: "I was utterly lost, swimming in pools of doubt about my abilities to care for this little boy."
Marci found support from Raising Special Kids, and began to get information and services for her son. She considers the peer support and mentoring to be an essential part of finding appropriate medical services for Matthew. "It's our job as parents to help our children get over as many of life's hurdles as we can. The only way we can do that is to be armed with information, support and knowledge so we can advocate for our children. Raising Special Kids provides a huge step in finding that success."