One of my favorite blogs is The Thinking Mom’s Revolution. The women who write for this blog (and books too) are mostly parents of children with autism, but many of them face other medical challenges with their children, including Mitochondrial Disease. They are smart, they are blunt, and they are on a mission- to educate and support parents of children with disabilities, and to expose and tell the truth about what is happening to our children.
The TMR post that has had the biggest impact on me, and one that I’ve forwarded to many of my Christian friends questioning health decisions for their children, is this one. by Melanie Baldwin (Booty Kicker is her TMR name). Melanie has also written extensively about the challenges faced by special needs families trying to be involved in church: if you are involved in ministry, I highly recommend you read this, this, and this.
Melanie, who has a son with severe regressive autism, has done so much for so many, while at the same time fighting her own health battles. She is currently fighting cancer for the third time, and needs help.
Text from fundraiser:
Thinking Mom Melanie Baldwin suffers spine, liver cancer after having beat breast and bone. Son suffers profound autism: please donate!
If you would like to donate to help Melanie’s family, please visit her fundraising page here.