Author: Rachel Engel, Huffington Post writer
Note: This blog post is reposed from the original Huffington Post’s
Jan. 22 article titled, “What Facebook Means to Special Needs Families.”
Many families with children who have special needs are asked
why they have a Facebook page for their child.
Hope Alive Ministry:
We find that Facebook is a great avenue of support for these families.
Here’s a sample of the article below:
Yeah, Facebook is annoying. It’s overused and overexposed.
But, for parents of children who have rare diseases or disorders, special equipment,
body differences, or something that makes them extra unique… it’s the most precious invention, ever.
Seriously. Thank you, Mark Zuckerberg. I don’t think you actually know
what Facebook means to these parents.
It means never feeling alone.
Learning your child has been diagnosed (finally) is exhilarating, and
absolutely terrifying, particularly when it’s with something you have
never heard of, and neither has anyone else.
Guess what? There’s a Facebook group for that.
For the entire article, click here.