This is an interview with Suzy Clement, a mother of two special needs children. Suzy is a photographer / artist and is married to Lenny Gonzalez, a videographer and musician. Their daughter Mielle is 14 years old and has Juvenile Myositis, a rare, autoimmune disease. She is still in treatment and is functioning well, given her challenges. Lucien is 9 years old and diagnosed with a form of autism. He is mostly non-verbal and requires help with all his daily needs.

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Elizabeth Aquino, a past recipient of a CAREGIFTED Getaway, has been an active member of the epilepsy community, founding a non-profit foundation called PACE (People Against Childhood Epilepsy) that raised several million dollars for cutting edge research and eventually folded into CURE. She also served on the board of several non-profits serving the special needs community, including The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and Realm of Caring. 

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Have you missed CAREGIFTED’s blog post?! Our blog has been resting while the CAREGIFTED crew has been vigorously working behind the scenes. We are excited to announce our newest feature to our webpage: monthly musings for caregivers by caregivers.  Among our first featured writers will be Suzanne Edison.  Read on for a deeper introduction to her!

(Photo of Crossing Paths–Dinh Q. Lê, 1997)

 

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THANK YOU to everyone that participated in our CAREGIFTED Art Works auction. A deep bow of gratitude to the authors who donated their time to review in-development manuscripts. 

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