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This Mother Is Changing Lives For Chicago Moms With Special Needs Children

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This Mother Is Changing Lives For Chicago Moms With Special Needs Children

After learning that her fourth child began showing signs of developmental disability, Chicago-based mother Keesha Hall changed her life for the better. After becoming unemployed, broke and on the brink of poverty, being a mother, she was determined to learn how to become a champion for her son. Through the help of non-profit organization Educare, she learned how to accept her son’s diagnosis and strengthened his social, emotional and behavioral health. This is her advice for young mothers who faced similar challenges and how she turned an unfortunate situation into a gift for many other mothers too.

Full Name: Keesha Hall

Age: 42

Title: Chair of the Educare Alumni Network/ Entrepreneur

Location: Chicago, Illinois

The Gig: I work privately with clients and go to their houses and help them with their children with special needs. Not all of my clients have children with special needs but the majority of them do.

Caring For A Child With Special Needs: You have to be understanding and have the patience to be able to live in a household with a child who screams all the time or have difficultly going through life himself. With my son, I’m always grateful for…

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