Diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with twins, now she’s fighting for her life again

Missy Terpstra had eight surgeries in two years to beat the cancer, now the mother-of-four is battling a rare type of lymphoma. Two days before she found out she was pregnant with twins, Missy Terpstra was diagnosed with breast cancer. Six years later, after beating the cancer through eight surgeries over two years, the Christchurch…

Mum ‘in tears’ over McDonald’s worker’s kindness towards autistic daughter

The kind-hearted worker told the Candice Hudspith ‘you’re doing an amazing job’ and stepped in to help out when the young girl became ‘triggered’. A mum has shared a heartwarming thank you message to a McDonald’s employee whose kindness towards her autistic tot ‘meant the world’. Candice Hudspith, 33, visited the McDonald’s restaurant last weekend with her…

A mother’s fight to bring an understanding of autism outside of the clinic

\From last century’s fears surrounding poor parenting to modern vaccine hesitancy, persistent misconceptions about the causes of autism have often resulted in the developmental condition being wrongfully associated with moral panic. During a recent talk hosted by McGill’s Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry for the Culture, Mind and Brain Program’s Speaker Series, Marga Vicedo, an associate professor at the University of Toronto…

A Mother’s Love

A story from volunteering at the McAllen Catholic Charities Respite Center It is 10 a.m. on Christmas Eve 2021 in the Downtown District of McAllen, Texas. Like many areas around the city, garage and street parking is at capacity with last-minute Christmas shoppers from within the city, neighboring towns and Mexico, a distinction that is…