My firstborn son, Avi, was my inspiration. Born with a genetic disease, his life was short, but he taught me so many life lessons. Here they are…
What do a fisher price music box, 72 Rice Krispies, and a whoopee cushion have in common? They are all important parts of my son Avi’s life. Let’s start where it all began. On July 7,1986, I gave birth to my first child, and the atmosphere in the birthing room changed from joy to fear. My baby was whisked upstairs to the intensive care unit. And I was left all alone, shivering and afraid.