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Donna

Richmond, Virginia
I'm a working mom with two children.  My oldest child, Alexandra, is 8 years old and clinically diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome.  My blog, www.ourlifewithalex.blogspot is dedicated to the special journey our family is on with our very special girl.  This blog chronicles our family... Full Bio
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What A Difference A Year Makes! by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health  ....to this.... ...and even to this once you are back home. Alex still requires 100% assistance in everything, including shifting her body weight.  She's still ... Read on »
Santa's Merry Mall by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Ho, Ho, Ho - welcome Santa!! All of the kids were so excited to see Santa - including Alex (and Mr. Scott!!)  Thanks to all of the amazing people a ... Read on »
I'm Thankful! by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A week late, but better late than never!  We had a very nice Thanksgiving this year.  While things are never perfect, I have so much to be thankful for.  I'm thankful fo ... Read on »
It's Official.... by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We have a teenager :) My sweet girl turned 13 on Sunday. On Friday afternoon I went to her school to bring cupcakes to celebrate with her class.  Her teacher was ... Read on »
Hard Work Does Pay Off!! by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health walked by HERSELF!!!  Look at her smiling - she is so happy and proud of herself!!!!!  As she should be.  I'm SO proud of her.  And happy for her!  It was very emotional ... Read on »
Richmond Half Marathon! by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Yesterday proved to be another great experience with Inclusive Racing.  This was Alex's fifth race, she's participated in two 5k's, an 8K, a 10K and now her first half marat ... Read on »
Harvest Dance by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Alex loves music, and lots of noise - I'm sure if she could tell you herself she would have said nothing could have been better :) I'm sure it will be a ... Read on »
Walking! by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Don't mind the bandana in her mouth - it was either that or shower Kristen again :)  I am SO, SO, SO proud of my girl.  She is trying SO hard to get this walking thing dow ... Read on »
Happy Halloween! by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Not sure how many more Halloween posts I'll have.  Both of the kids did not want to dress up this year!  I asked Alex several times if she wanted to dress up and she kept gi ... Read on »
Feeling Grateful by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Who knows what tomorrow will bring so for today, I'm enjoying all of  my blessings!  Read on »
Fun Weekend! by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Saturday afternoon we went out for a little walk - the kids and Aaron had been out exploring and making sure we could get Alex around. Me and Kate Zach and Kate' ... Read on »
Intensive and Seizures by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We are into week 2 of intensive physical therapy and Alex is doing really well.  Each time she goes into intensive she makes me realize just how hard she works and how proud ... Read on »
Oh What A Night! by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Last night was the first annual River City Buddy Ball Homecoming Dance hosted by Jacob's Chance! It was a lot of working transforming the center, but we had fun doing it! ... Read on »
Another Crazy Weekend On the Books by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health What?  Ortho On Call isn't the place to be on a Friday night?!?  Who knew!  Zach's been complaining a lot lately that his foot has been hurting and he has been to clini ... Read on »
Some Updates by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health She has homework that she has to complete most nights as well.  She's never had homework before now so I'm trying to mirror some of the ways she is communicating ... Read on »
Are You Ready For Some FOOTBALL?!? by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I signed Alex up for FLAG FOOTBALL!!  Alex plays baseball and basketball through Jacob's Chance/River City Buddy Ball and we decided to give football a try.  Alex loves to b ... Read on »
Remembering 9-11 by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is a post I wrote on September 11, 2011, but the sentiments are still the same. It was February 26, 1993.  I was 21 years old and working at my very first j ... Read on »
5th and 6th Grade by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health                         Zach had his last first day of elementary school.  I cannot believe how fast the years have gone, it really does feel like just yesterday he ... Read on »
New Specs! by Donna Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health ....and here she is leaving the eye doctor with her new glasses that have the prisms built into her prescription.  This is the first time she's ever gotten Micr ... Read on »