This weekend in Salon, Katharine Mieszkowski has a heartbreaking interview with Vicki Forman, the mother of a severely-premature son who lived with multiple disabilities until the age of seven, when he died from what she calls "complications from his pre-maturity." Forman touches on many of the difficulties -- and the rewards -- that come with raising a disabled child, and tells a story that is ultimately both moving and tragic.
It's also sure to make many of you think about your own experiences raising or caring for a child with a disability -- and we'd like to hear your stories. If you feel like sharing, make sure to tag your post "lovely life" or click here. We'll be featuring your stories on the Open Salon cover starting on Monday.