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Sunday, April 3, 2011

monday loves...makenzi's story...part four

read makenzis story
gus and i have always been very honest with makenzi.  we shared her diagnoses with her and explained everything we knew to her.  we chose to be very private with her diagnoses and only share with family and close friends.  i never wanted her to be labeled, but now i realize that our story will help others become more aware of autism spectrum disorders and not be afraid of a diagnosis. 

it is not easy to be autistic in our society.  we choose to teach our children that different is amazing and wonderful in every way.  we our our daughters advocate and will do whatever we can to help her succeed in life.

we have learned so much over the years and through lots of tears and hope i will share our happiness and heartache through my amazing daughter and her life with autism.

april is autism awareness month.  if you have a free moment check out autism speaks or rent the temple grandin story. 

sending lots of love to you all--thank you for listening to makenzi's story.


  1. Kelley, thank you so much for sharing Makenzi's story with us. She's such a beautiful girl and so lucky to have such loving, attentive parents.

    So glad you had a relaxing weekend of togetherness--sounds so full & lovely.

    Sending you all love.

  2. she is adorable and thank you for sharing. It's an amazing story and I think it will be able to help others

  3. Kelley, thank you so much for sharing your story. She is so lucky to have such an amazing family. You are an inspiration!
    love and hugs

  4. Kelley. What a beautifully written love story about your wonderful and amazing Kenzi. I just want to wrap my arms around you and tell you how much you inspire me. This is not only a loving tribute to your Kenzi, but to all parents and children with Autism. Thank you for sharing her story here. I feel blessed to be a part of your family.
    Love, Laura


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