Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Weston and M have been friends since the third grade. They are very similar in their learning styles and as a result often attend many of the same classes together. They have worked very hard to overcome their social difficulties and learn how to be good friends.

M's father was recently in a severe car crash. He sustained some serious injuries like a broken sternum, broken ribs and internal bleeding. He has been recovering from these injuries at home.

Last Thursday, the day before the big storm, M's mother returned home from doing some errands only to find her husband missing.

As you all know, on Friday a severe winter storm hit our area and deposited over 2 feet of snow. Local police received a cell phone signal from the large wooded area behind M's house. This is a heavily wooded area consisting of hiking trails, ponds, marshes and heavy thicket.

A missing person's report has been filed with the state. Local and state authorities have been searching the wooded area behind M's home but are inhibited by the deep snow and slippery conditions.

Weston is very concerned about his friend and family. We are all very worried. We have contacted M's Mom and will continue to offer them friendship and support. As a family, our thoughts can think of little else than the safe return of M's father to his family.

Please say a prayer for this family.