Special needs parents often struggle with a variety of different things while raising their special children. We all fight to make sure our special kids get what they need medically, physically, and emotionally. But there is one thing that hits close to home for me that I think most, if not all at some point, special needs parents deal with. I want people to not be scared of my child! I want them to look past her medical diagnoses, past her "disabilities", and see the actual person! They need to see her sassy charm, her funny personality, the beautiful little girl that loves to play, and loves people so much that she will wave hi to everyone that passes her no matter where she is at the time. My sweet girl doesn't think she's different from anyone else, but so many people treat her like she is just because they look at the disabilities instead of the child. So, my friends and family, please do me a favor when you see another special needs child remember to look past the disabilities and see the beauty of the child. Don't be the next person to hurt a child like daughter or a special needs mom like me.