My name is Maygan, I am a life time resident of Windsor Vermont, I have moved a few times, but always find myself right back in this small amazing town. I am writing because I want to tell you each a little story about how great this town is and why it's such an amazing community.
I am the mother of a 7 year old name Owen with special needs, he had a stroke when he was still in the womb, which caused some major under development of his brain, easiest way to explain it would be 75% is damaged or missing left side and 25% damaged or missing right side. This caused other problems for him such as loss of vision, muscle tone, and epilepsy.
On a daily bases this town is so understanding so caring, he will greet every person we come in contact with introducing himself, his brother and myself. So many people will interact with Owen without hesitation, no fear just smiles and kindness.
Today while at the local Cumberland Farms Owen said hi to an older gentleman, and after their brief conversations we went our separate ways. While looking at snacks Owen had a Tonic Seizure, causing the two of us to sit on the floor while I talked him through his seizure. This same gentleman who Owen had greeted was leaving and saw us, he immediately stopped and asked if we needed help and if Owen was okay. These are the people that make me so proud of our community. He is just today, but there are so many who do the same.
Because of Owen's problems I am always nervous about going out in public, but each time I do people like this gentleman make me realize in this amazing town no one is going to stare at us, they are going to offer help to us, no one is going to be rude they are going to talk with us, and no one is going to judge us they are all so understanding.
Life as the parent of a special needs child is hard, but thanks to the support and kindness of my home town Windsor Vermont, it isn't as hard as it could be.
Thank you for listening and reading what I have to say.