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Re-Imagining Parenting From a Wheelchair

Re-Imagining Parenting From a Wheelchair

Update: 2020-12-151


Yumi Shim always knew she wanted to have kids. But after a muscular dystrophy diagnosis in her early 20s and a frank conversation with her doctor about parenting with a progressive muscle disease years later, Yumi’s hopes of becoming a mom were waning. “So we left that appointment and we got in my car and I cried and I cried and I cried.” Now, ten years after that appointment, Yumi is the proud mom of two kids. In this episode, she shares the challenges, triumphs, and joys of raising two able-bodied children as a mom in a wheelchair.


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Re-Imagining Parenting From a Wheelchair

Re-Imagining Parenting From a Wheelchair

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