cultural sn:afu: Little Victor Update | Finally, he can fly

A few days ago Victor and Andrew, his older brother, were playing what was essentially ‘motionless tag’ in the living room. Basically it was Victor tapping Andrew’s shoulder, then yelling “tag, you’re it”, and Andrew immediately doing the same right … Continue reading →

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Fathers, Dads, Papas, Grandfathers

Today is Father’s Day.  In the realm of disability and family, we talk most often about mothers.  But today, I would like to say a few words about what it means to appreciate the Dads in our lives. My own father, James Edward Thomson, was a gentle, kind and funny man who was much loved ...

cultural sn:afu: My daughter died while being delivered on Friday afternoon

Evangeline, my daughter, died while being delivered on Friday. My girlfriend’s water broke last Tuesday, while Evangeline was in her 22nd-week. The doctors and nurses at the Ottawa General did everything they could to keep Diane healthy, and Evangeline inside. … Continue reading →

cultural sn:afu: Pregnancy Update: What happens when her water breaks far too soon

Diane’s water broke, so she has been in the hospital since Tuesday, and won’t be released until the baby is born. The problem is she’s only 22-weeks into the pregnancy, which is far too early for a safe delivery. At … Continue reading →

cultural sn:afu: Pregnancy Update | she’s a girl.

Thronged were the streets with people; and noisy groups at the house-doors Sat in the cheerful sun, and rejoiced and gossiped together, Every house was an inn, where all were welcomed and feasted; For with this simple people, who lived … Continue reading →