Lee-Ann has been to physiotherapy, developmental specialists, speech therapy and the latest (briefly) occupational therapy. All of this was done out of pocket as the waiting list back in 2009 at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex was long.
For two months my OBGYN knew I had a dead foetus in my womb, yet saw it fit for me to go to the facility every day for those two months to retrieve specimens of blood.
"Will my children grow into self-sustaining, independent, productive and beautiful humans?" - Lyra Thompson-Hollingsworth.
"Homework became an epic battle, filled with tears and screaming. I kept thinking in the back of my mind, this shouldn’t be so hard."
Above: Nahlini Maharaj and her son Joseph photographed in [...]
"As I reflect on his life, I cherish the memories of watching him grow from baby through puberty and into the handsome young man he has become."
Every time I deploy my Kevlar it changes me, gnawing away at my humanity. I’ve become hardened somewhat, with very little tolerance for those who choose to discriminate against my son.
Born Hard of Hearing and with a capability to excel, I have faced bullying, discrimination and limitations placed on me because I wore hearing aids and have a speech impediment.
Take the time to ask a question or simply just listen without judging. A lot of people that I meet, often tell me they feel sorry for me, honestly, there is no need to feel sorry for me.
"I started The Seizure Support Network in 2017 as a safe space for other survivors. Having lived it, I know firsthand the challenges they continue to face; among them are barriers to education and employment."