Adrienne Robertiello

commented on Meet Khalil: 2017 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day Hero 2017-06-28 10:00:58 -0400 · Flag
Hi Khalil,
From my family to you and yours, thank you for making this trip Washington DC to advocate for so many. I appreciate of YOUR voice supporting the need for Medicaid and insurance for children who desperately need specialized healthcare and supports in their daily lives. I admire your strength and advocacy and thank you for being our voice! Let it be heard.
Adrienne

commented on Family Advocacy Day First Person -- Kara's Story 2014-06-19 15:33:12 -0400 · Flag
Dear Kara –
You don’t know me but I just read the letter your mom posted. It moved me to tears. Not because it made me sad, but because of all she has done to help you. Your parents are so strong and loving and I had to take a deep breath after reading it. I am a mom of a boy with special needs. There are days that I found it difficult to get through. But when I read your story, it helped put into perspective that there are families living with much greater challenges. She also helped me realize that “day to day” we just seem to get through it, with some prayers, friends, and especially the help of doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, and others who truly care about helping our kids get better. Parents just can’t do it alone. Throughout my life, my I believed that I should always help others. But I have learned in life that it’s alright for parents to get the help we need from others. It truly is the only way to get through life – using our time and talents to help each other. Kara, your family loves you very much and they are helping other families like mine realize that it is O.K. to rely on the knowledge and strength of other people. And by doing that, they can do what they’re best at – being your mom, dad, and sister. Continue to be strong and understand that your family is making a difference in the lives of so many children.
Adrienne Robertiello