I first met Cassie when we were both pregnant. I asked a panicky question about nuchal measurements in a Huggies mothers’ forum and she was one of the people who replied. At the time she was in hospital on bed rest at around 24 weeks pregnant.
We started emailing and soon both our journeys started to get complicated and hard. Cassie was dealing with very different things from me, but we bonded over a shared experience of adjustment and grief. While we were doing different things and dealing with varying circumstances, we were honest with each other about our fears, or disappointments, our grief. I cried as I read her emails, and as I typed my own.
Cassie is a fantastic person, a great nurse, and a wonderful mother, and I am so amazingly proud to have her on the show and to share her and her husband Antony’s story.
Cassie’s son, Thomas, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. In this episode she speaks with beautiful honesty about her experience and how her feelings have developed over time.
Here’s some pictures to help you see her lovely family. Thomas is the younger brother to his lovely sister, Charlotte.
You can follow Thomas’s journey through his facebook page, Follow Thomas.
Thanks again to Grayson Gilmour for his music from his album Infinite Life!
You can buy his album on iTunes and through his website.
And thank you to Enelia from Abacus Finch for the beautiful logo design.