My Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

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Conversations with an Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

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Dad came home from work one night and asked Bethany what she had done that day. Her answer?  “A really big poop.  Big like my big Jesus”! I added to the conversation by informing Dad that she had also worked…
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Depressed Autistic Teen Buys an Orange Square!

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What is an orange square and why would a depressed autistic teen and brain tumor survivor want to buy one? Read on and follow us at our YouTube channel to find out! My husband, Malcolm, has a friend who owns a…
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Video Self Modeling: Teaching Special Kids Using Video!

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  Bethany has loved watching herself, family members, and friends on video ever since I uploaded the very first video of our family’s daily adventures to our YouTube channel! She’s gotten into the habit of choosing a  new favorite every week…
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Finding Hope in all this Hopelessness

*A version of this post was originally published on 9/28/12. Our battle with Bethany’s seizure disorder often seems hopeless. My husband and I are literally helpless bystanders in her battle. Somehow we’ve managed to hang onto a little hope throughout our ordeal….
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A Phillips Family Happy Easter 2017!

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I have to admit, I was slightly worried that our Easter celebration was going to be a little disappointing and depressing this year. First off, Rebekah and William had been planning a spring break mini-vacation in South Carolina, so for…
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Bethany’s Quest for Medical Marijuana is Finally Over!

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I’ve said it before, but I’m gonna say it again just one last time!! The journey to getting our daughter, Bethany, access to medical marijuana has been a long and arduous one! When we first started out, it wasn’t even…
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How I Made Valentine’s Day 2017 More Special This Year!

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Valentine’s Day 2017 has now come and gone! I hope your day was filled with plenty of fun and lots of love and laughter! If you have previously read my post, Preparing for a Very Special Needs Valentine’s Day Celebration,…
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Another Typical Sunday in the Life of my Special Needs Family

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It’s just another typical Sunday in the life of my special needs family! Even though we are Christians, as you read on, you’ll notice that a typical Sunday for us does not include going to church! That’s because we gave…
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