Dame, Ktar Taylor Kenner, Michelle Thorne discussed on Arizona's Morning News

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Kyla Marino in Arizona cardinal. I picked again, if we do I I won't be the coach share. I'm sure coach cliff Kingsbury after the cards took marine the first pick of the NFL draft, Paul county. We'll have more sports in just a couple of minutes. It's time for your off central story where we tell you about people in our community. Doing extraordinary things raising a child difficult for any parent, but raising a child of the disability can feel especially isolating. That's why one valley mother created Dame's which stands for differently abled. Mothers empowerment society. KTAR Taylor Kenner up has the story themes is an online community fair to provide self-care tools to mothers who are raising special needs children. That's Michelle Thorne, she's the mastermind behind Dame's. And she says it all started when her son and daughter who are six and three were both diagnosed with autism. She says shortly after their diagnosis. It was really hard. And I really fell into lot of depression. Thorns says the thing that helped her most was finding yoga and other coping mechanisms which she felt the need to share with other mothers. That's when fired Thorne to create this online community with a self care app that provides mental health resources for moms. These are things as simple as workout reminders, yoga tutorials, even meditation. Tips mother's like Rebecca Reese whose daughter suffers from chronic migraines. And fibromyalgia says Dame's is a lifeline she needed. With Dame's the biggest thing that I saw was that. I would get reminders. Hey, today's Monday meditation day, get up and meditate do something even five ten minutes for yourself, which thorn says is exactly why she started Dame's in the first place at teams, we're trying to provide opportunities and things so that mothers can start reinvesting in themselves and mother's like gale noble, who's thirty five year old son has autism says she wishes something like games would have been around when she was raising him would have been amazing. I had one resource when my son was younger in terms of just where myself, and that was another mother in Florida. Taylor. Kiner up. KTAR news more details. Learn how you can get involved with Dame's at KTAR dot com. Here's detour.

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