A Mama Minute – KARIMA

“How I managed their diagnosis (her daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and her son with Tourette’s Syndrome)…in terms of what I had to do. And I think the more calm and matter of fact I was about it the more success I had in getting them the help they needed. And just fighting for them. I was always such a, you know, I’m still not a big confrontational person but I was always a kind of passive, I don’t want to say anything, I would never even think of telling a doctor something thing they did was wrong and then when it came to them I was like a different person. And I learned if you don’t ask, you don’t get and that was really kind of crazy and heartbreaking because you think of people who don’t have access to stuff or have a language barrier. There was so much I had to figure out just trial and error.”