Kevin's piece on the BAPS Awards
I just wanted to say how amazingly proud and happy I am that Coraline and Us received the award for 'Wellbeing' Blogger of the year in the prestigious #BAPSawards last night at a wonderful event organised by www.myfamilyourneeds.co.uk
Liz is the most amazing Mama to Coraline, and I am the luckiest guy alive to know that she looks after Coraline with so much care, love, attention and humour day in day out. Coraline really is the happiest little girl in the world. I am so grateful and happy that Liz takes time in an already busy life to write her blog (in between reading every book and attending every class she feels will benefit Coraline).
We both believe that by sharing our positive parenting messages, and our experiences of raising a child with additional needs we can help to show people that it is a joyful and rewarding experience, with challenges like every other parenting journey. We heard many stories and met many people at the awards who are all on the same or similar journeys. It is unbelievably inspiring and humbling to feel the love throughout the room, and some of the challenges and obstacles that many face in their daily lives. It has encouraged Liz and I to 'Go Further' and look to help others who are in need. Anyone who wants some ideas on how they can help, get in touch and I'll put you to work :)