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Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, welcome Tait and Lauren Zimmerman and The Little Tait Foundation for Preemie Aid July 5

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, welcome Tait and Lauren Zimmerman and The Little Tait Foundation for Preemie Aid.

The Little Tait Foundation for Preemies is a non-profit organization founded to help those who believe it is the responsibility of private communities and the body of Christ, not of the State through tax-funded welfare programs, to meet these needs. Your donations will be applied to the intended needs with minimum overhead, rather than trickling through multiple layers of bureaucracy. Funds go directly to the specific doctor, hospital, or other medical care provider, after standard negotiations and reductions have been made.

Tait and Lauren Zimmerman were married May 3, 2008. A month later, they joyfully found out they were expecting their first child! Six months into her pregnancy, Lauren went into labor. During the rushed drive to the midwife’s, and the ensuing 40-mile ambulance ride to the hospital in Anchorage, the young couple offered up many prayers for the safety of both mother and baby.

Tait received a call from the midwife en route informing him that there was no reversing the labor at that point, and that his new son or daughter would be born that day. The couple’s midwife tried to prepare Tait for all possible outcomes, and just prior to the emergency C-section, Tait and Lauren committed their soon-to-be-born child’s life to the Lord in prayer.

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These three months were filled with strange new medical terms, and a whole education in newborn intensive care. Tait and Lauren found themselves looking forward to unusual milestones — the removal of an IV, their son’s first feeding (from a syringe through a feeding tube), removal of the bili light and accompanying goggles, higher oxygen saturations, closure of his heart’s PDA valve, fewer apnea events, progression from the CPAP to cannula, graduation to an open crib, satisfactory weight gains, first oral feeding, and first time momentarily disconnected from the plethora of cords, wires, and tubes.

While these long months were some of the most difficult of Tait’s and Lauren’s lives, the Lord used them as a time of immense growth and provided daily opportunities to share their family’s hope and vision with many of Little Tait’s kind caretakers.

Early in Little Tait’s stay, Tait and Lauren were approached by social workers, informing them that — because of their son’s low birth weight — Medicaid would automatically cover their hospital bills in full, as well as partially cover meals, lodging, transportation, and any future therapies. While it was definitely a tempting option to just sign their son’s substantial bill off to the taxpayers, and while social workers raised many arguments in favor of the government programs, Tait and Lauren sought counsel and stood firm on their pre-marriage commitment to not accept government welfare; instead, they sought to cover the costs on their own and with any help the Lord might send through private support.

By God’s grace, and through help from the body of Christ, they were able to raise $51,000 in 60 days to cover Little Tait’s neonatology bill. The hospital bill is still under negotiation.

Little Tait finally came home on February 6, his three-month birthday, two days after his due date, weighing 8 pounds 15 ounces. Today, he is a healthy, happy, energetic 2 ½-year old who brings constant joy to his parents. He loves playing with his best friend and brother Miles (20 months), and adores his newest little brother Matthew (born May 25th). Tait and Lauren are so thankful to the Lord for all He has done in and through their precious son’s life, and pray that Little Tait would grow up to be a mighty man of God.

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio welcomes Laura Drower and Julie Levin of Wee Speech February 1st

Laura Drower, Julie Levin, Wee Speech, speech pathologists, motor speech disorders, family counselors, Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, Rick Swanson, Motherhood Talk Radio, Motherhood IncorporatedWee Speech is a small private practice owned and operated by  two Speech and Language Pathologists, Laura Drower and Julie Levin.
Wee Speech has been serving the north suburban Chicago area since 1989.  Wee Speech serves children birth to 18 with a variety of therapeutic needs, striving to collaborate with families and their children in order to provide the highest quality of individualized therapeutic services.Laura Drower, Julie Levin, Wee Speech, speech pathologists, motor speech disorders, family counselors, Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, Rick Swanson, Motherhood Talk Radio, Motherhood Incorporated

Julie Levin M.S. is an NDT trained speech and language pathologist with many years of experience working with babies and young children.  Special  areas of interest include oral motor /feeding and developing communication and early speech skills in the neurologically involved child.

Laura Drower M.S. is a pediatric speech language pathologist with over 20 years of experience. She is NDT trained and has provided speech and language assessment, treatment and training in a variety of settings including public and private schools and residential facilities. Special areas of interest include child language development, augmentative and alternative communication and motor speech disorders.

Wee Speech offers a wide range of clinical specialties in the fields of speech, physical, and occupational therapies as well as group and family counseling and educational advocacy.

For more information, visit www.weespeech.com.

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Motherhood Talk Radio presents Dixie Coskie, author and advocate, July 20

Dixie is passionate about being a mother, writer, fundraiser, and advocate for the disabled. She is not just the mother of eight children, ages ranging from 5 to 25 – She is also the mother of a child who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury.

Dixie has become a writer of caregiving articles, both on the web and in health and medical-related magazines such as the Health Monitor. Dixie shares precious tips for other parents who face a traumatic injury or illness. She also provides caregivers support, resources and advice.

She recently won an honorable mention in the trade category of the book proposal contest held in conjunction with Harvard Medical School’s Continuing Medical Education Course titled “Publishing Books, Memoirs and Other Creative Nonfiction.” To reach an even wider audience and to help others who unexpectedly find themselves thrown into extreme medical situations, Dixie wrote UNTHINKABLE—A Mother’s Tragedy, Terror and Triumph through a Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury. Its very real story offers insight into the heart and mind of a mother’s soul as she tries to make sense of her new and altered world after her child’s brain injury.

Motherhood Talk Radio is powered by Motherhood Incorporated, bringing you the most powerful voice in women’s issues today. Motherhood Talk Radio airs on Toginet.com every Tuesday, 3 pm pst, 6 pm eastern.