For the heroes behind the heroes, Part 1

A mother's day message from a mom, to all moms

Marianne and Mary Rose Takacs

Marianne and Mary Rose Takacs

Let me start off by saying, from one mom of a former patient to the moms of present day patients: I wish you a Mother’s Day that fills your heart with laughter and joy and all the good things it can hold, to carry you through your journey.

You hold a vital role in the life of your child, and of your family, and you are doing an excellent job!

You have an equally important responsibility, however, to “Take care of you.”

Before you dismiss the thought with an “I don’t have the time nor energy to take care of me,” response, let me share a little about how important you are and the necessity of taking time out, even for a bit, just for you.

Our family’s journey went on for five long years, with many ups and down, a whole lot of tears, exhaustion, fear at times, and definite frustrations along the way. It was only through accepting kind and generous offers to give me some relief and respite, that I found I was beyond depleted as I struggled to care for my child and family.

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