I have never been very fond of the R-word in general especially because I knew people with disabilities.View Story ▼I have never been very fond of the R-word in general especially because I knew people with disabilities. I had my first daughter on August 23, 2013 -- one of the best days of my life, along with the births of my two other children. Aria had always been smart, loving and strong. She started to show delays at a very young age.
She was recently officially diagnosed with Mild Intellectual Disability. We knew our baby had a delay but never thought she would be diagnosed with this. It was a little hard to take in. We did a lot of crying and praying. We were told we are already taking the right steps in helping her cope with her disability. Today, she is talking about lot more with the help of her speech therapist, she is getting along well with others and, even with the long road ahead of us, we know she is always in good hands.
I pledge to NEVER use the R-word for you baby and for others like you, I pledge to educate others about not using it either. For you my Aria ❤
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