Deana Boggs

“When he was born, it was like riding a bike. I remembered how to do it. It’s been amazing having teenagers and a toddler. It made me find strength I didn’t think I had.”

My oldest is going to be 18 in December and my daughter is about to turn 16. I thought I was done having kids, and lo and behold, I had another child. Anthony’s pregnancy was hard. It was very difficult being 35, not in the best of health, and pregnant.

When he was born, it was like riding a bike. I remembered how to do it. It’s been amazing having teenagers and a toddler. I never knew my heart could be so full as it is now and I shockingly still have room for more. I didn’t think I could take anymore, but I carried him.

I’m an EMT and worked up until five days before he was born. I was on ambulances and firetrucks until 31 weeks when they made me do dispatch. They made me sit down, which sucked! But it made me find strength that I didn’t think I had, and I’m still finding strength every single day.

Anthony has autism and that was a huge shock for us. I would never be able to get through every day without support from his therapist and from the mom’s group of autistic kids that I belong to. They have given me the courage to take him out and let him be himself. To not be afraid just letting him have that outburst, because he has to. This city has an amazing outlet of support for moms like me, and more.

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