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Andi Sligh
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Andi Sligh is the author of There's Sunshine Behind the Clouds: Surviving the Early Years as a Special Needs Mom, an ebook for parents at the beginning of their special needs journey. She is an ordinary mom living an extraordinary life on the Alabama gulf coast with a daughter with cerebral palsy, a son with Down syndrome, an adventurous husband, a wild Westie, a rescued Schnoodle, a camera, and a worn out pair of running shoes. She blogs it all at Bringing the Sunshine and tweets a little @AndiSligh.

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The Toughest Race My Daughter and I Ever Ran

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 5:32 PM

In early January, my daughter, Sarah Kate, who has cerebral palsy, came home from running club with a flyer for the First Light Marathon Fun Run -- a 1.2-mile event being held in Mobile on January 12. I was registered for the half marathon, and I was happy that...

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Why I Refuse to Care About the Redskins Name Controversy

(9) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 9:54 AM

There's something very wrong with a society that obsesses over the nickname of a professional football franchise but sees nothing wrong with the everyday use of the word "retard."

Since the new NFL season started, I've seen lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth over whether the Washington Redskins should...

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How My Children Have Helped Me Become Perfectly Human

(4) Comments | Posted October 13, 2013 | 9:37 AM

I was raised to achieve things.

I was a third-generation valedictorian of my high school class, like my mother before me and her mother before her. Both of my parents have master's degrees. Growing up, I was The Smart Kid, voted Most Likely to Succeed. I went to college,...

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