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With Halloween fast approaching, we’ve had numerous requests to republish one of our most popular past articles.  Looking for costume ideas for a child in a wheelchair?  Take a look at Halloween on Wheels.  Linked within that article is the heartwarming Personal Essay by popular Liahona Project Author Cindy LarsonThe Heart of Halloween.

Site Director’s note:  While traveling back east recently, I had the opportunity to meet Cindy Larson, her busband, and all her beautiful children including, of course, Bridger, about whom she’s written such wonderful Personal Essays.  Check out all her contributions HERE.

Last year we began our Halloween Slideshow and we’ve just reposted it, too.  This is where you can submit photos of your kids (all your kids) in their Halloween costumes, past or current.  Just follow the instructions to make a submission.


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Halloween on Wheels

Homemade Halloween costumes are the best!  A little fellow named Carter, wheelchair-bound by Spina Bifida, surely thinks so.  Last year his dad turned his wheelchair into a classic ice cream truck and the video went viral. “Amazing costume, Dad of the … Continued

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Caroline’s Cart

This story just keeps getting better as more grocery stores across the country recognize an opportunity to significantly enhance the shopping experience of families with special needs members.  This latest article announces that Commissaries (on-base grocery stores serving military families) … Continued

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A.B.L.E.

If any of your children with disabilities have … or might be expected to have in the future … the capacity and desire to work at a job in the community, this article is important for you to read. The right to save … Continued

Personal Essays

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Noble Spirit

David’s body has grown bigger and stronger, but his mind is still behind, trapped inside the prison of autism. His ability to communicate is severely limited and his functioning is impaired by odd behaviors, emotional outbursts and limited understanding. Even … Continued

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He Knows Each of Us

Last year we had the summer of I Love Lucy. Just about every night during the kids’ summer break we would watch an episode or two of Lucy.  It was tremendously fun to see the kids enjoy a classic show … Continued

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Leaving Home

Let’s be clear … I’m not God.  Nor am I His spokesperson.  But I have studied His words for the majority of my life.  I’ve poured my heart out to Him.  I have listened to His still, small voice.  And, I … Continued

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Not Sorry

When my daughter Callie was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy a couple of years ago, we received an outpouring of support and love from our friends and family.  Everyone was trying to be so kind and considerate of our feelings.  However, one sentiment that … Continued

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The Sword or the Angel

Sally and I sat on the top stair in our home and cried as we tried to deal with the shock of what we had just learned. Elijah had not developed the same as other children; he was delayed.  He … Continued

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The Lion and the Lamb

Three years ago, our son Landen was born with a severe heart condition. We were shocked and devastated when doctors told us that he was not expected to live to his first birthday. Our little baby boy had a hard … Continued

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Rare

February 28th is Rare Disease Day and I LOVE somebody Rare! There are only a couple hundred of those with his same diagnosis in the US. I believe I won the lottery. There may be 10k’s or bumper stickers one … Continued

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Who Is My Neighbor?

According to the parable, a certain man fell among thieves and needed help.  And the one that came to the rescue was not the expected person.  Now, I’m not trying to say that we’ve had thieves here, but there have … Continued

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Warrior Mothers

Dictionary.com gives several meanings of the word “Warrior,” but I like this one the best: “a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness,…” I am always in awe of  Warrior Mothers … women who spend their day … Continued

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Love Unfeigned

In a March 1998 Friend article, Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy wrote touchingly about his own son that is intellectually disabled.  Then he shared a favorite scripture:  Third Nephi 26:14.  You’ll remember this moment during Christ’s visit to … Continued