The Light Flickers A Bit, But Still Shines

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Due to escalating security concerns in Afghanistan we have had to delay our production schedule for Operation Exceptional Child: Afghanistan, The Documentary, indefinitely.  While this is a disappointing development I plan to continue with production plans for OpEx Child, albeit on a delayed schedule.  Those of you who have been with me since I first conceived OpEx Child in March of 2010 know first-hand that this project has been rife with challenges from the start.  But you also know that I have remained dogged in my determination to see OpEx Child through, and my response to this latest development is no different.  From the beginning, I have sought to confront the status quo in how children with special needs are valued in Afghanistan and provide an alternative to how resources are delivered.   There is little doubt that my persistence and tenacity when it comes to OpEx Child is a direct result of raising a child with disabilities.  In the 26 years my daughter has been on this earth, I have learned never to give up – never, never, never, never – to constantly adapt my approach to meet new challenges, and if I can’t make my way through something I have learned to go around it.

I will continue to post updates for OpEx Child as our production plans develop further.  I cannot thank you all enough for the support you have given OpEx Child and your belief in my vision to help these special children.  In the meantime, if you have any questions at any time please feel free to write to me here.

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I have spent the past 25 years advocating on behalf of my disabled daughter to help her realize greater independence and a better quality of life; it has been a life-lesson for me and the most difficult thing I have ever done. Raising a child with disabilities is challenging enough…

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