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Runner-Up: Thomas Marshall Does It All

Favorite Special-Needs Parenting Blog

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Title: Thomas Marshall Does It All
Subtitle: Because Tom will do it all. In his own sweet time.
Url: thomasmarshalldoesitall.blogspot.com
Online Since: April 2011
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A Message from the Blogger

Thomas Marshall Does It All
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I asked blogger Jessica if she had a message for the fans who helped Thomas Marshall Does It All tie for second place in a very tight race for Favorite Special-Needs Parenting Blog, and she wrote:

"It was an incredible honor to be a finalist for About.com's Favorite Special-Needs Parenting Blog. I blog to share my son's story and hope to make blindness and feeding tubes a little less mysterious. This was a fantastic opportunity to share our message with more people.

"I'm not quite sure how my little blog did so well. It must be because I have wonderful and dedicated readers who are passionate about spreading a message of inclusion and understanding of children who are blind.

"Thank you to everyone who supported the blogs honored by About.com and best wishes to all the special children and families we represent."

About Thomas Marshall Does It All: "I created Thomas Marshall Does It All to share the journey of raising my son Thomas, who is blind. He was born blind due to bilateral Persistent Fetal Vasculature Syndrome and also has glaucoma and microphthalmia of the left eye. Tom is using everything the world gave him to become the most dynamic blind kid you ever met. He is a rowdy little guy that loves music, exploring, and adventures. Tom also has a g-tube and is progressing with feeding therapy. I hope that by sharing our stories about having a feeding tube and living life as a blind child, we can dispell some of the myths and mystery surrounding these conditions. People who are blind can lead full and interesting lives if they are taught from day one that they can. I hope you will join us as Thomas does it all."

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Reader Testimonials

When nominating Thomas Marshall Does It All for a Readers' Choice award, reader Ann wrote, "This blog demonstrates a sincere interest in sharing experiences, encouragement and ideas with families who have a vision-impaired child."

Three Posts to Start With

For a sampling of Thomas Marshall Does It All, visit these three posts recommended by Jessica:
+ Why Blog About Tom?
+ Functional Skills for Kids With Complex Needs (Vision/Hearing)
+ Transition to Preschool

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Meet the Other 2013 Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

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Thomas Marshall Does It All is one of five finalists in the Favorite Special-Needs Parenting Blog category. To learn about the rest, go to the category index. There are seven other categories in the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards; find out about them at the Readers' Choice Awards HQ.

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