Wednesday, November 11, 2015

'I was raising him on my own'

Here is the second video in A Family Like Mine, a new BLOOM series covering diverse families raising children with disabilities. 

Meet Joshua Bennett, 17, who’s heading off to Georgian College to study automative business. Joshua has cerebral palsy and was raised by his mom Roma. “When you’re a single parent, you tend to have to do everything yourself,” Roma says. “So, it wasn't only going to appointments, medical appointments. It's going to school appointments and being challenged by the teachers who may think that Joshua's not going to do very well in school, and so challenging them back… I’m a mama bear and I thought differently.” 

See how Roma did it and hear Joshua’s advice for other kids with disabilities. 

*This video is captioned. Click on the CC at the bottom right on Youtube.