When we sent our son away

When we sent our son away

Diane Gill Morris was 25 when her first son, Kenny, was born. About 15 months later, she and her husband realized that he’d stopped talking. By the time Kenny was officially diagnosed with autism, Diane’s second son, Theo, was eight months old. Less than a year later,...
Ivan & Marcia

Ivan & Marcia

Ivan opens up about his 20-plus year journey as the primary caregiver for his wife following her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. On top of his newfound caregiving duties, he delves into the difficulty of facing and channeling his anger, confronting his own notions of...
The Caregiver’s Education

The Caregiver’s Education

On July 26, 2013 I had a good job. I was making good money. I was contributing significantly to my family’s security, and I was stashing away funds for retirement. On July 27, 2013 I was standing at the foot of an ICU bed watching doctors and nurses intubate my...
Searching for a diagnosis

Searching for a diagnosis

How scientists are untangling the mystery of developmental disorders There are between 6,000 and 8,000 known rare diseases, many of which affect children’s development. One pioneering project is showing how, 17 years since the first draft of the human genome, our...
Losing an education

Losing an education

Every time someone says it’s worth it to go to university because “an education is the one thing no one can take from you” it drives me up a wall. You know how to take someone’s education from them? It’s easy. Hit them in the head. Your...
This quiet hour

This quiet hour

I need to wash my hair And take a shower But here I sit Enjoying this quiet hour I need to put up Meds And tidy up the room But I cherish this time To just be me There will be plenty to do Very soon Right now I float In this peaceful place My mind has brought me to...
The Other Girl

The Other Girl

Not near as sexy as it sounds. The ability to identify my sister and I by name left Mom a long time ago. The first time I realized this I was screwing around in the back yard, peripherally hearing someone say “Girl? Girl?” As I realized it was my...

Lean INto Lonely, Kysa Kelleher

We love the work Kate Milliken did with MyCounterpane. Here’s a really honest, wonderful interview she did with Kysa Kelleher about meeting, marrying, and raising six kids with a husband who has MS. Cori CarlAs Director, Cori develops our comprehensive global...