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A Note from Sarah
People often say they can’t imagine what it’s like to have a child with medical needs. I’m sure they could imagine it if they tried, but I think what they mean is that they can’t imagine how to survive it.
My name is Sarah and I consider myself many things including interior designer, entrepreneur, and a mother. In 2018, after an emergency fetal surgery, I added medical parent to that list as I welcomed my baby daughter Blake into the world. Blake was born with spina bifida. Because of her diagnosis, Blake requires a wheelchair and has a VP shunt that requires daily medical monitoring.
While there have been many challenges along the way, I had no other choice than to learn how to support my daughter, which meant giving up on some of my own passions.
Blake is now a charmer and she’s full of sass. She loves to color, play dolls, and dance. Even though her medical condition makes her different from most kids, what makes her the same are her desires: to play, to belong, and to be included.
Inclusivity is what distinguishes Hope’s Home. When I send Blake to daycare, I can breathe a little easier because I know she’s in the care of professionals who ensure her needs are being met.
Hope’s Home gives our family a chance to thrive. They give me the capacity to care for myself and to be a better mama to Blake and her brother Rowan. Above all they remind me that our family doesn’t have to do it all alone.