Tag Archives: down syndrome

Need A Favor! Can you Help?

I am excited to announce that I have been nominated for three, yes three awards: the WEGO Health “Advocating for Another” (which I won last year and am honored to be nominated again this year” Award, Best in Show Instagram, and Best in Show Blog in the 2018 WEGO Health Awards. WEGO Health is a […]

Marla’s Mentions: The Garden Foundation

    The Garden Foundation was founded by Taylor Gardner out of the love for her sister Lindsey. After seeing a program who failed her sister, she created a place that individuals with disabilities can come and “bloom where they are planted”. Their vision is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing […]

Marla’s Mentions: Runway of Dreams

The Runway of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance, and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities. Founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need, the Runway of Dreams Foundation develops, delivers and supports charitable initiatives to broaden the reach of adaptive clothing […]

Patient Leaders and Advocates are taking Instagram by Storm

wego health instagram webinar

More than ever, Patient Leaders and Advocates are taking Instagram by storm and amplifying their voices through InstaStories, Hashtags and compelling photos to tell their stories and share their cause. I was proud to be a part of this panel of amazing advocates, to share how I use the platform to share how I use […]

Marla’s Mention: Reach Every Voice

marlas mentions reach every voice

Reach Every Voice (@reacheveryvoice) is our next Marlas Mentions organization who are making a difference. Empowering individuals with complex communication needs. They provide a teaching service for individuals who do not speak or have unreliable speech. Through assisted typing strategies, we empower individuals to believe in their own abilities to communicate. If you are an individual, […]

Marla’s Mentions: Hallie Shermen, Speech Time Fun

So you know you have a great therapist when you watch her sharing all her tips and tricks with other therapists, so they can get the best from their students. Even as a parent I love watching Hallie Sherman from Speech Time Fun (@speechtimefun) whose energy and smile are so contagious. I would personally love […]

True Happiness

Congratulations welcome to the wonderful world of motherhood!   Whether you are a first time Mom or an old pro, a new adventure has begun.   As a first-time Mom, I was all consumed with what I wanted my idea of motherhood to look like. I envisioned my “happy, healthy” family on vacation, playing in […]

❤ Happy HEART Day! ❤

For the last five days, I have been sharing different posts in a #MiniSeries to help raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week!   As a mother of a “Heart Hero”, this is a very special week for our family. Our son was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, I explain about this condition in […]

Congenital Heart Defect Week #MiniSeries – Heart Structure

Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth. As we continue to celebrate Congenital Heart Defect awareness month. Did you know that congenital heart defects change the normal flow of blood through the heart? Here is a drawing the Pediatric Cardiologist gave to us when he was showing us what exactly […]

Congenital Heart Defect Week #MiniSeries – Some Babies Born With CHD Will Need Surgery

For many forms of CHD, surgery is not a cure. Congenital heart disease is a lifelong condition requiring specialized care, and often additional surgeries and medications are needed later in life. From the CDC: As medical care and treatment have improved, babies and children with CHDs are living longer and healthier lives. Most are now […]