The Post is About….
This post is a part of the 3-week daily series about the space in which my brother Dana was in his coma.
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This is what happened: I chased Ellen down on Facebook, stalked and haunted her until she consented to be interviewed by me. We set up a day and time, we met, we talked and we laughed. It was a wonderful hour. And then…. I totally dropped the ball. Like, I was holding the ball and then fumbled with it, it dropped and not only did it drop but I had the hardest time finding it again!
It took me something like, oh, FOUR MONTHS?! To find the dang thing, and then another couple of weeks to finagle around YouTube and figure out how to do this.
So, this interview, which was meant to be published in May (for Mother’s Day!) is finally out.
I know you are going to enjoy it.
Please enjoy getting to know this awesome mama.
See? I told you you’d like her!
Check out these links, and also, Emily’s book that you can pre-order now!
Good Housekeeping Interview featuring Ellen and Emily: Parents with Disabilities Are Often Overlooked in Society
Emily’s book is almost out! You can pre-order it here.
Meriah Nichols is a career counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one gifted 2E). Deaf, with C-PTSD and TBI, she’s also a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.