Having a child ... or children ... with special needs frequently exposes you to a world that many people never get to see ... or never take the time to see. A multi-faceted world.
Every day of my life, I hear stories of children being diagnosed with leukemia, diabetes, moya moya disease, atlantoaxial instability, apraxia and more. I hear stories of children receiving developmental therapies several times per week, having g-tubes placed, being fitted for orthotics and more.
This is my world. This is my reality. And it sucks.
But no matter how routine the stories become, sometimes we are blindsided. We are blindsided when we are more directly affected by something like leukemia.
Chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML), to be exact. Those are ugly words, right there.
McKenna ... has been diagnosed with CML. And I have been rocked to the inner core of my soul. Blindsided, to be exact. McKenna is my soul sister ... we are like two puzzle pieces that make the puzzle complete. Our similarities are quite scary, to be honest. Ha. And that is why I love her so.
Please join me in prayer for McKenna, her husband and her three beautiful children. I am confident that if anyone can conquer CML, it is McKenna. I am prepared to grow old with this girl and ain't no damn cancer cells gonna change that.
Love you Momma.