About

Hello! I’m Laurisa.  My friends call me La. (as in lalalalalala) IMG_1052

I am a pediatric nurse by trade and a special needs mother by fate. I am passionate about living a life of wellness despite the challenges of life. I believe strongly that grief is the first step to wellness. I speak on topics such a grief, being a special needs mom, and  about all things nursing—> through the lens of being on the other side of the healthcare as Emmaus’ mom.

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I am the wife to Dan. A man who is super selfless, hardworking, and clean. He does our laundry. Yes- I know I won the man lottery! He in his “clean ways” also moves my stuff a lot. So I frequently text him #donttouchmyshit. See I told you I cuss sometimes.  He loves me well. And is an A+ dad.

 

I am the mom to three girls. I call them my “cord of three” and the “ballew sisterhood”

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Emmaus is 8. (MaeMae, Mae, or Em for short) She has a rare genetic disease called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Due to this she has autism, epilepsy, is low verbal, has a global delay.

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Shiloh is 6. She is the most tender hearted, sensitive, strong willed soul I have ever met. Shiloh Loves deeply and considers kindness and singing to be her talents. She is the glue to our sisterhood.

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Lennon is 4. She was born confident and calm. She is a natural leader and sometimes needs to be reminded that her way isn’t the only way. Lennon is an old soul and the perfect end to our sisterhood.