Joscelyn's Journey

A Beautiful Child's Journey Through Hemimegalencephaly

Joss is in “Healthy Living Magazine”

on October 3, 2013

Joscelyn’s story was featured in Healthy Living Magazine this month! 

You can read the story by clicking here. (The story is on pages 88 and 89.)

Talented photographer Fred Lopez took the photos in the article, as well as this precious photo:


Joscelyn has been doing very well since her shunt placement surgery a few weeks ago. She will undergo neuropsychological testing next week which will give us a better idea of how her brain is functioning. The results will help us to better plan her education and rehabilitation for the next few years. 

I will also be attending a training session later this month to learn how to best use Joscelyn’s AAC (Augmentative Alternative Communication) Device at home. Then, in November, I am excited to have the opportunity to learn from some of the best brain injury rehabilitation specialists in the country at a Two Day Cognitive Rehabilitation Training at the 90th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine convention.  I will share what I learn at both of these training sessions here on the blog for the benefit of those of you who are following us and are also working with brain injured children.

I leave you today with a quote by Jessica Lange that the editors at Healthy Living Magazine added to Joscelyn’s article. I found it to be not only beautiful but also very inspiring. This is the kind of mother I strive to be!

I hope it inspires some of you, as well! 

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. you relinquish that position to your children.”

-Jessica Lange



3 responses to “Joss is in “Healthy Living Magazine”

  1. Amy A says:

    That’s a beautiful article Jennifer, and the pictures are great- especially the one you have on FB.

  2. Kim says:

    Amazing how God makes that relinquishing that position an honor instead of a sacrifice…when we take the time to look at it through His eyes. (Which I am not good at doing, so I am thankful He isn’t finished with me!!)
    Inspiring quote…yes. Thank you, Jennifer, for living it so openly and honestly.

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