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Special needs children have resilient parents

I just finished reading posts from the blog site “Little Zephy’s Mission” and I can’t help but be touched by the resiliency of the parents. I couldn’t stop crying.

I’m not sure if most of you have already come across the story of this beautiful little girl named Zephy but for those of you who have not, please check out her mom’s blog.

Their story reminds me that while most parents have the trait of resiliency, it is the parents of special needs children who have mastered it, I believe. Yes, we have to be brave but most importantly, we have to be resilient because resiliency will help us get over setbacks and move on.

We are not brave all the time but we are resilient always.

How many of us have to clean our child’s G-tube while tears are flowing down our cheeks? How many of us have to control the shaking of our hands because doctors are reviving our child in respiratory distress? And how many of us spend sleepless nights in the hospital watching over our kid hooked to machines? I’m sure you’ll agree that in those times, we are not the bravest though we try to be.

But we are resilient. We bounce back because our children need us.


I am a full-time mom to four beautiful kids -- three girls and a boy. My youngest child, Miguel, has microcephaly. He was diagnosed when he was two months old. Since then, other symptoms surface such as seizures, global developmental delay, low muscle tone and neurological disorders. His doctors have not really determined the disorder causing his symptoms so it's been my quest to do my own research and help his doctors come to a final diagnosis. I started this blog to share with others lessons I've learned along the way.

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