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.

To The Medical Mama – I See You.

To The Medical Mama – I See You.

How many times have Ryan and I watched from a distance – mostly online – as a special needs family spent weeks or even months in the hospital with their child, and we said to each other – gosh,...

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A Glimpse – I Choose Hard

A Glimpse – I Choose Hard

“You and Ryan seem so calm” A phrase I often heard when Luke was in PICU for almost 4 weeks this past December and into January. We probably appeared calm because we’ve experienced the worst case...

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WHAT HAPPENS?

WHAT HAPPENS?

I spent an intense morning with Luke at the eye doctor. Honestly, we’ve been frequenting doctor’s offices most days. Yesterday was PT for Ryan, today, eye doctor for Luke, tomorrow PT for Ryan,...

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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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