What a graciously written article by a mother only motivated by the love of her child!
This post originally appeared in The Texas Tribune’s Trib Talk on March 23, 2015.
By Heather Cummings
In 2013 my daughter, Kiera, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
Despite her illness, Kiera, who is 5 years old, is a normal kid who wants to do normal kid things. In fact, children with cystic fibrosis are in many ways healthy and normal. They play sports, ride their bikes, have sleepovers and go to school.
But unlike most other children, their health is fragile, and illnesses, particularly serious infections, pose a substantially greater risk to their health.
Like all parents, my husband and I would do anything to protect our child from danger or harm. And while we may want to shelter Kiera from the dangers of the world, we know we can’t protect her from every potential risk.
But I take my responsibility to protect my…
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