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Sally C.

I am a mother raising Maggie, my teenaged daughter with severe dsabilities and medical issues. The blog is simply about Maggie's life given these challenges and how that impacts our family in both good and bad wways. We definitely have a glass half full attitude and all of us, including Maggie,... Full Bio
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Letting go by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Today we let Maggie go. We took her ashes and spread them in a place she loved and she can be part of the wind and the flowers and the whole world. I know there are ... Read on »
Today is the walk. I though it ... by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Today is the walk. I though it started at 3:30, but the walk itself starts at 5:30. The festivities start at 3:30. I will be checking in at the reg desk from 3 on, but we sh ... Read on »
Checking in from Galway by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities We are having a fantastic trip. It has been bittersweet indeed, though. I am Drawn to things Maggie would love and then stop myself  In Killarney I started to cry when the ... Read on »
Earthquakes and Ireland by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Traveling has not been part of our life for many years. We did a little when Maggie was young and easily transportable. She didn't have a trach yet and she was light as a ... Read on »
I am not a crook by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I thought I had already shared this story, but evidently I didn't Last May we planted some roses in the Mission High garden in memory of Maggie. It was a really great day ... Read on »
Just Monday by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities It's the first day of school in San Francisco. I used to wait and wait for this day. Maggie and I would wait in the driveway with bags and bags of supplies - and I am not re ... Read on »
Six months by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Today is exactly 6 months since Maggie passed away. and everything changed forever. I think I miss her more now than ever. Tomorrow will likely be more still. We go ... Read on »
I'll think about that tomorrow. by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities It is six months since we lost Maggie. It sees like yesterday and it seems like forever. We have been floating along trying to keep our heads above water. This takes a lot o ... Read on »
Maggie knows funny by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities As soon as I hear someone passes away I think of them meeting Maggie in the great beyond. I've done it with extended family members, parents of friends and even Brisco, our ... Read on »
Ac-CEN-tu-ate the positive by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities OK, I just re-read my last two entries and I say enough of the somber. Of course I miss Maggie and I will for the rest of my life, but even when the sadness overflows as it ... Read on »
Bad dreams of good memories by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities When Maggie was small she spent a lot of time on the floor. She loved to get out of her chair and to wiggle around on the floor. She moved so much and she eventually figured ... Read on »
A message hits home by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities So may people have said such kind things to us over the past 5 months. It is wonderful to have the support of so many people. Believe me, it helps a lot. I appreciate al ... Read on »
Friends You Haven't Met Yet by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities You may recall that I recently went to Los Angeles to see the premiere of a documentary that I was a part of. The film is call "Friends You Haven't Met Yet" and it was done ... Read on »
One in a million by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The conference I attended in Boston was interesting. It involves way to get families more involved in and welcomed into the medical decision making process involving their c ... Read on »
reporting from Boston by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Busy week with not a moment to post.  I find myself 3000 miles from home in a hotel room in Brookline Massachusetts. I am attending a conference at Boston Children's ... Read on »
Little changes, big memories by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities  Obviously there have been major changes in my life since Maggie passed away 5 months ago. I am still adjusting to all of them and suspect I will be in one manner or another ... Read on »
Satan, sweatshirts and Sara by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Very weird day.  In the space of just over an hour the following three things happened to me. 1) I was having a conversation with a lovely woman with a thick Jamaican acc ... Read on »
Remembering Maggie McDonald by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I have been fortunate enough to work with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital over the last several years. This is the place Maggie received the majority of her medical care du ... Read on »
Reality check by Sally C. Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I am sad that Brisco died. I loved that dog. He was a part of the family.  But he was a dog.  It does not compare in any way, shape or form to losing a child ... Read on »