Mychal is my daughter. She is also my inspiration.
Two years after she was born, it became apparent that she was developmentally and physically disabled. Although doctors gave her only two years to live, Mychal’s spirit was amazing. She lived five and a half more years until her death in 1996. During that time, Mychal never lost her sense of humor or the love in her heart. She taught me so much about life and the importance of today and, sadly, about the lack of resources, programs and services available to parents of children with developmental disabilities.