Blog

Here you’ll find relevant essays related to raising a child with unique and complex needs. The purpose of these posts is to form connections through our shared stories. Stories have the power to change the world when we feel less alone in our struggles and finally seen.

Caregiver Spotlight – Deanna’s Story

Caregiver Spotlight – Deanna’s Story

Thank you for your willingness to share your story for The Lucas Project blog! My objective is to raise awareness and shine a spotlight on caregivers and how difficult our role can be.  We...

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Caregiver Spotlight – Jess Ronne

Caregiver Spotlight – Jess Ronne

 I am so honored and amazed at how many of you offered to share your stories about special needs with the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  The only way we see change and more...

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Change is Coming

Change is Coming

As many of you are aware, last January I began The Lucas Project out of a desperate need for resources in rural Tennessee where we live. Ryan and I were floundering, stressed, and a little manic...

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Respite Days Are Here!

Respite Days Are Here!

The Lucas Project is excited to offer the following upcoming respite dates for special needs children and siblings. Space is limited so register today. • Ages 3-20• Fun and safe activities located...

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Thank You!

Thank You!

Thank you! Thank you! I was anxious yesterday over being just a little short of what we financially required to file the legal paperwork for The Lucas Project. As I was obsessing about it, I threw...

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Save the Date

Save the Date

Yay! We have a location, date and time for our first official fundraiser! Ski Daddy's BBQ & Produce Market has graciously offered their facilities for our community wide yard/bake sale...

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STRESS

STRESS

Stress related ptsd is a very real thing for parents and caregivers of special needs children - I can personally attest to this fact. One area that The Lucas Project will seek to improve will be in...

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At the Park

At the Park

This is my boy walking at his favorite park, the only park within 30 minutes of our home that has accessible playground equipment for handicapped kids like Lucas. I’d love to be able to bring our...

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