Labor Day for Caregivers

Labor Day for Caregivers

Most of us think about Labor Day as a day for eating hot dogs and hamburgers, getting that last taste of fresh farm stand produce, and signifying the beginning-of-the end of summer. Where I grew up in Maryland, it also represented the last day of childhood freedom...
Fragile Not Broken

Fragile Not Broken

July is Fragile X Awareness Month. Luke 14 Exchange is grateful to Jessie Olivio Dougherty for writing and sharing this part of her family’s story with us.  When we first began our family almost 17 years ago, we had never heard of Fragile X Syndrome.* It...
Meet Rachel: Living on Mission

Meet Rachel: Living on Mission

If you talk with Rachel Petri, you are going to hear the phrase “living on mission” often. Since it is such a powerful concept to this young woman, I wanted to explore what that means to her, and how she arrived at this place as a not quite 20-something...
Meet Lyla: Rachael’s Mom

Meet Lyla: Rachael’s Mom

Written by Lyla Swafford, author of It Takes More Than Legs to Stand. Her memoir is available on Amazon or you connect with when you follow her blog. My daughter came as an unexpected gift. As a woman with cerebral palsy, people didn’t think I could birth or raise a...
My Brother, Zach

My Brother, Zach

My Brother, Zach           Hello all, it is Joshua Helms bringing you another article. The wonderful people at Luke 14 Exchange have asked me to write a piece about World Autism Awareness Month, which is very near and dear to me on a personal level. I do not think I...