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Dec 11, 2017

For parents the birth if a child is a wonderful and miraculous thing. However, for a few, that birth brings with it fear, anger, and tremendous life changes when they learn their child was born with disabilities. Even though their lives have changed, one expert says the vast majority of parents in this circumstance gather their strength, face the difficulties, and forge a new life of promise and happiness.

Guest: Dr. Briana Nelson Goff, director of the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families at Kansas State University and a professor in the university’s School of Family Studies and Human Services.

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