Thursday, March 17, 2016

Aria's Fight: Finding Aria's Voice

When Aria was diagnosed a very short 7 months ago, I honestly didn't know what to think.

I just felt an overwhelming sense of sadness, confusion, and worry.

I knew I had to do something. I knew we were going to have to fight every day. I knew it was going to mean countless hours of research, fun conversations with insurance companies, IEP meetings- oh and don't let me forget, therapy; and lots of it!

I also knew that this was one fight we would not lose.

In February of 2015 Aria started therapy. Aria could only verbally say "no". Every day since we started therapy Aria has been fighting. Now, a year after starting therapy Aria is already talking in small phrases. She laughs, plays and keeps up with her older brother! Oh, did I mention that she is THE best big sister!

Yes, Aria's diagnosis was huge.
Yes, it was hard.
Yes, some days it's still hard.
Does it defeat her? No.
Does it have her? No.
Why? 

Cause we #KnockOutApraxia every single day!!!

So take that Apraxia. Yes, you're big.
But, Arias fight and perseverance is bigger!