A Window into Cri du Chat

Leah Moore’s oldest child, Jordan, was diagnosed with Cri du Chat syndrome when she was 18 months old. The diagnosis ushered their family into an unexpected world that meant radically different expectations for their daughter’s life. Thanks to Early Intervention, at age 8, Jordan has already surpassed initial expectations: she walks, she talks, and she loves her two younger twin brothers. Leah describes how her family is similar to and also very different from other families and provides a window into what it is like to be the mother of an 8-year-old daughter with special needs. For Leah, self-care involves writing, and her primary outlet has been her blog, Loving You Big. Leah is also finishing up a book by the same name.

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