Amy Hendershott
Amy is a survey researcher who resides with her family in North Carolina, including her two beautiful girls, Katie and Kennedy. After Kennedy was born with Goldenhar Syndrome, awareness and acceptance of craniofacial syndromes became one of her passions. She truly believes that every child is beautiful, no matter what their differences might be. Her other passions include reading, the beach, and her wiener dog, Chelsea. You can read more on Amy’s blog, The Journey for an Ear, or on her Team Kennedy Facebook page.
Amy Hendershott
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Coping, Being a Special Needs Parent, and Taking Care of Yourself

Coping, Being a Special Needs Parent, and Taking Care of Yourself

cope, a verb 1. to struggle or deal, especially on fairly even terms or with some degree of success 2. to face and deal with responsibilities, problems, or difficulties, especially successfully or in a  calm or adequate manner When you have a child with special needs, you’re going to need to cope. Whether it be coping with a meltdown over a change in routine, an upcoming surgery, a meeting with your child’s school, or just another day in the life. It’s how we get through the hard times,…Continue Reading

Craniofacial Syndromes

Craniofacial Syndromes

We’ve probably all heard of cleft lip or cleft palate. But have you heard of Treacher Collins Syndrome? Hemifacial Microsomia/Goldenhar Syndrome? Apert Syndrome? Craniosynostosis? Pfeiffer Syndrome? Along with cleft lip and palate, these are just a few of the many craniofacial conditions / syndromes that exist. September is Craniofacial Awareness Month. But many ask: what…Continue Reading