About Disability Dame
Disability Dame started out of a need to acknowledge the gaps in the disabled and chronically ill parenting market. There are currently more than 4.1 million parents with disabilities in the United States [R], and nearly half (approximately 45%) of all Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease [R].
Yet, despite these numbers, there are limited online resources available to parents with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Essentially, Disability Dame is a website that gives tips to mom with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
At 26-years-old, I found out that I have the early signs of ALS. The next few years of my life were filled with uncertainty, as I visited countless doctors trying to find an explanation for my sudden weakness.
Truth is – I’ve never actually found a diagnosis, except for the catch-all term, motor neuron disease. Basically, my arms are paralyzed.
After getting pregnant, I searched online for tips on how to parent with a disability. To my surprise, virtually nothing existed.
Surely, I couldn’t be the only mom stumbling through motherhood while trying to raise a respectable human and cope with an unidentified illness, right?
So, I set out on a mission to help the millions of other women who are like me and spread awareness about the lack of accessible products available to this community.
If you want to know more about my story, start here.