Grateful

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By Claire Griffin: Director, Marketing & Communications – Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta and Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta 

I have always been fortunate and grateful for the good as well as the challenges in my life. The challenges created the bumps in the road that lead me to where I am today. But that all changed recently. As a Mom with a 3 year old son newly diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, I felt like I had run out of things to be grateful for. I was suddenly faced with a life of disability and all of the challenges, uncertainty, worry and stress that come with it. Each day was about making it through to the next and I really didn’t have time to even think about gratitude; let alone breathe in its abundance. I was also losing my ability to empathize with people, an emotional tool that is…

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