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Hudson's Journey

Being EXTRA While I Can

  “Every parent plans to raise their child for about 18 years, set them free for 30 years and then hope they come back to help them face the final years of their own life…. … A SPECIAL NEEDS parent can sometimes plan to raise their child for 65 years and while doing so also…

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The EXTRA Awesome Day in March You Need to Celebrate

  I started writing all about World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) and how my family and I have been able to celebrate this day the last four years. March 21st wasn’t a day we even knew to celebrate before Hudson’s diagnosis. Now we have this annual beautiful day and it has the most wonderful fun meaning,…

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EXTRA Xs and Os – We all need love

By Guest Columnist Mika Hartman My husband and I have been married over 24 years. Celebrating us today is as important as it was our first Valentine’s Day. The first one, CJ came to my work and left perfume on my windshield. “Tommy Girl” perfume became my new favorite; I can still smell it. Not…

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No EXTRA Time Needed

As we tiptoe into 2022, I am hopeful and, yet, I am angry. It’s 2022 and we are still so far behind in protecting the biggest treasure we have: All Human Life. Mississippi is proudly leading this country down a new path, one that is long overdue; but we still have so many laws that…

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EXTRA Love This Christmas

  As we all start to reflect on the year that is now past and to His birth and the (our) new beginning, I am reminded of how resilient we are; how hope is not gone. What the past two years have said about me is that I can bring needed change. My voice is…

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MS Governor Tate Reeves Signs “Hudson’s Law” to Protect Babies from Lethal Discrimination Abortions

Legislation Would Require Doctors to Provide Accurate Info to Parents That Will Empower Them to Choose Life The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated today as Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed the Down Syndrome Information Act, legislation that would require doctors to provide accurate and up-to-date educational information to parents of…

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