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Terri Mauro

Special-needs children shine in photos and videos

By June 29, 2006

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Flickr and YouTube are two of the hottest sites on the Internet right now because they allow users to put their own photos and videos on display for all Web surfers to see. While many of the offerings are professional portraits or videos of TV shows or comedy routines, many parents are using these sites as ways to show off their children, the high-tech version of a wallet full of photos. And since special-needs parents are as proud as any other, it's possible to find pictures and videos of kids with disabilities if you do a little poking around. If you want to put a smile on your face this morning, check out these snapshots of two kids with spina bifida, Jacob and Anastasia, and two videos of Alix, a girl with cerebral palsy, titled "Wonder" and "Forever Young." Do you have photos or videos of your child on one of these sites, or anywhere on the Web? Post the address in a comment below, and I'll consider featuring it in a future blog entry like this one.
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July 6, 2006 at 10:25 pm
(1) Tracy Lee Carroll says:

Thank you for linking to the photos of Jacob. He is truely the light of my life and has taught me so much about really living.

My daughter, Chelsea Phillips (Jacob’s aunt), is an aspiring film student and produced a public service announcement she made for Dartmouth’s Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) where Jacob was born and continues to receive care at the spina biffida clinic there. You can view her PSA at YouTube.

July 7, 2006 at 7:00 pm
(2) specialchildren says:

You’re welcome! He’s such a cutie. I love the PSA and will link to it in next Thursday’s round-up of photos and videos. It’s adorable (and I say that even as the wife of a big-time Yankee fan). :)

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