“My journey was figuring out what fed my core needs so I could be what I needed to be for my family.” ~ Ann S. Woodbury
Becoming the Mom and the Caregiver
What does it mean to step up as a mother when the unpredicted happens? Some mothers have to endure and overcome pain and ridicule from society just so they can love and protect their children.
In this episode of the SpeakEasy Podcast, Altovise speaks with Ann S. Woodbury, a mother, and caregiver of her four children who have Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. She explains how having the Myotonic Dystrophy disease in her family impacted her life and her relationship with those around her.
Listen in to learn about Myotonic Dystrophy disease and how you can familiarize yourself with the condition and help stop the stigma.
“My journey was figuring out what fed my core needs so that I could be what I needed to be for my family.”- Ann [11:36]
What you will learn in this episode:
•[1:34] Get to know Ann the mother and educator.
•[2:28] Anne describes her experience as a mother of kids with Myotonic dystrophy, plus her now cause in the condition.
•[7:16] Understanding the Myotonic Dystrophy disease plus how Ann handled the societal rejection that came with it.
•[10:13] How to create a personal self-care formula that caters to the core needs of yourself.
•[12:26] Ann on the programs she’s involved in, to create awareness on the Myotonic Dystrophy disease and other cognitive diseases.
•Book: Surviving Myotonic Dystrophy by Ann Woodbury