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Alethea Mshar

Alethea Mshar is a mother of three children, one typical daughter and two sons who have Down syndrome, one of whom has complex medical needs. She has written What Can I Do To Help, a guide to stepping into the gap when someone you know has a child diagnosed with cancer, which is available on Amazon, and is publishing a memoir titled, Hope Deferred. She can be found on Twitter @lee.mshar, and blogs for HuffPost as Alethea Mshar, as well as her own blog, Ben’s Writing Running Mom on WordPress. She is also on Facebook as Alethea Jo Mshar.

A Mom’s Honest Plea for Special Needs Support

A Mom's Honest Plea for Special Needs Support

When my son, Alex, was born with Down syndrome, we quickly connected with the community.  We appreciated the connections with families walking similar paths and made friends with the people who get it in a way that even the most understanding friends outside the community cannot. When Alex was four years old, we brought home […]

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