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Silvia's Kingdom · 11h ago

In the Business of Caring?

I grew up in Italy, so this whole thing about needing “Medical Insurance” is still a bit baffling to me, even though I’ve lived here 2/3 of my life. The more I learn about Health Care in Italy the more I like it. I can’t help but compare what Insuran...
Silvia's Kingdom · 1W ago

Quote on Being Supportive

We are all ill equipped to judge situations we know nothing about. What we can do is be supportive. Listening is the most important thing I tell everyone to do. Offer to help, acknowledge, r...
Silvia's Kingdom · 2W ago

I Won’t Be Less

I remember clearly this girl on the right. I was painfully shy. Painfully. So painfully so that in third grade, when asked a question about geography, I didn’t speak because I was afraid to ...
Silvia's Kingdom · 2W ago

Nicky’s Life Part 53

December 1998 – Nicky, 2 years old, showing off his straight ‘new’ hand after surgery. Following is an excerpt from the Book “Butterfly Child”. The hand itself, thanks to my hellish efforts did heal up straight, but for a while there I thought it wou...
Silvia's Kingdom · 3W ago

Make America Kind Again

We live in a world that has become overly hateful and judgemental, even plain rude, and to me, it’s a direction that needs to be reversed. If there is an America we need right now is an Amer...
Silvia's Kingdom · 3W ago

Rare Disease Day 2017

Today is the international day of Rare Diseases – of course Epidermolysis Bullosa being one of them, it hits close to home. There are about 7,000 rare diseases, affecting 30 million American...
Silvia's Kingdom · 4W ago

Caring Quote

We never know what people go through behind closed doors that may not share with anyone. Just because they didn’t share their troubles, it does not mean they are fine at all. ~Silvia Corradi...
Silvia's Kingdom · 1M ago

Persistence Pays Off

I’ve admittedly been a little frazzled lately trying to get Nicky’s dilatation approved. I kept finding all these stumbling blocks. He’s over 18. His Doctor has retired. The new Doctor is no...
Silvia's Kingdom · 1M ago

Nicky’s Life Part 52

October 1997 – Nicky, 11 months old standing up on the couch. He was so excited! Following is an excerpt from the Book “Butterfly Child”. This happened right around the time this photo was taken: “A few days later, in the evening, Nick and I were wat...
Silvia's Kingdom · 1M ago

Reclaim Yourself!

There comes a point in your life, usually with age, in my case at least, where you need to reclaim yourself and not put too much weight on what other people think or what our society deems acceptable. I now 1000% know who I am and I came up with thes...