Friday, October 12, 2012

The need for change

        Recently, with Olivia doing so well, I have felt determined to make a difference and help others. My gut feeling to help others who are in our current situation or those who will be but don't know it yet is overwhelming of late. I am and always have been a huge fan of parenting magazines. Recently though, I find it very hard to open one and read an article that applies to me and Olivia. The pictures are of healthy babies who are smiling and perfect. They don't have scars. They don't have blue fingers and feet when sitting upright, but why not? I believe my baby is just as beautiful as any other baby and behind her scars are stories of survival, dedication and resilience.

     I decided that I would make it my mission to get an article in one of those magazines. I would tell our story and raise awareness about the condition and about pulse ox screening. Now everyone who knows me, knows I am not a writer. I have never had a desire to write or be published in any sense. I have always, on the other hand, been someone who wants to take care of others... hence the nursing degree. This is my chance to take care of moms-to-be that may be in my shoes in 6 months to 12 years.

     I have sent it out to a few different places and I will keep everyone updated if it is published anywhere and I will also put it up on here for all to see. My goal is to also write an article from an L&D nurse's view and submit it to AWHONN. Who knows if this will truly make a change for anyone, but even one mom or one baby is a start.

1 comment:

  1. That would be great! I know it will help other people. This is written very well flows easy. Wish you best of luck. OLIVIA IS BEAUTIFUL.


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