Uplift Blog

Adjusting to Autism: When Your Normal Isn’t Other People’s Normal

In honor of autism awareness month, we wanted to share some of our staff’s personal experiences with their children’s lives with autism. In this post, Darla shares how her son, David, was diagnosed with autism and the impact on which it has had in their lives. “…they say special needs start at birth, but it didn’t happen that way for […]

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An Infant Kidney Transplant: Liam’s Story

At just two months of age, baby Liam was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure. Not exactly what you think you’re going to hear when you think your baby has a case of terrible colic. Liam’s startling diagnosis came with a realization that the health of their baby in grave danger and he needed an infant kidney transplant. His parents, […]

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Redefining Normal: Coping with ADHD

The definition of normal is “a person who is conventional or healthy.” But to a parent, normal means—will my child be okay? Will they be happy? Will they be accepted and have people who truly know and care about them? These are the things that ran through my head when suddenly faced with the fact that my child falls outside […]

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Allowing Myself to Lean In

When we wake up in the morning, most of us can predict what life will look like. As our eyes begin to open and our brain begins to function, we awake with some semblance of a general understanding of what the day may hold for us. Unless one moment disrupts any normalcy that once existed and shatters any chance of waking […]

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National Volunteer Week: Our Appreciation

We celebrate National Volunteer Week because we are inspired by our volunteers and want you to have the same kind of transformational experience. Each day we are delivering a post about taking action and encouraging individuals to be at the center of social change – discovering and demonstrating a collective power to make a difference. Check out the kick-off message and […]

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National Volunteer Week: Volunteering with a Twist

We celebrate National Volunteer Week because we are inspired by our volunteers and want you to have the same kind of transformational experience. Each day we are delivering a post about taking action and encouraging individuals to be at the center of social change – discovering and demonstrating a collective power to make a difference. Check out the kick-off message and […]

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