This is Liam checking himself out on the cover of Pediatric Nursing Journal. Let me repeat that, HE’S ON THE COVER!!!
Oh wait, not only that, HE WROTE THE EDITORIAL in this edition. My baby is a published author!!! I’m not even jealous because I’m so stinkin’ proud of him.
Liam had the opportunity to write about his experience as Aidan’s brother. It took about six months… really. The truth is, he doesn’t know what he knows. For example, when Aidan was a baby he had a g-tube. During that time, their cousin got tubes in her ears, like most toddlers prone to ear infections. Liam’s response was, “but tubes are for tummies.” It seemed obviously to him that people should know that. It was a challenge for Liam to write this article and think about how his life actually is different from his peers. Disability effects the entire family. I cannot stress that enough. This is Liam’s story. I tell our story a different way because I experience our world from a different perspective. This is Liam’s truth and it will have value for others.
Read the article here. It’s pretty great and that’s my completely unbiased professional opinion.
If you would like to encourage Liam, leave a comment on this post and I will make sure he reads them.