How a child with special needs is different yet the same

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How a child with special needs is different yet the same

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My son can wrestle like the best of them. So in that respect my son with special needs is like any other child. He's full of testosterone. He wants to run around and explore. He also has disabilities and they're actually quite apparent when you first see my son. He is short of stature. So he looks a little different, a little quirky. He is learning social skills but actually, he's got a very great warmth to his personality and that's also a characteristic of Char syndrome. So there are similarities and there a differences and for Ruben, he presents himself quite differently in terms of his asthetics but he's a gorgeous boy. I just want to photograhic him every day

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Catherine Lacey Dodd

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British born and living in Los Angeles, Catherine Lacey Dodd is the mother to Reuben Jack, age five, and Callum Andreas, age four. She’s a work at home mama, owner/photographer at Catherine Lacey Photography and creative writer. Reuben, whose name means, "behold a beloved son", has CHARGE syndrome. He has undergone 18 surgeries including two open heart and countless hospitalizations. Callum is his much longed for brother and his best friend. She created the blog, ReubenJackDodd, which tells her family’s journey through thought-provoking words juxtaposed with eye catching imagery and the sweet faces of her two little loves. 

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