Bloom – a Column by Prudence Jones

Prudence is a caregiver and loving mother to her two-year-old son, Alfie, who is affected with LAMA2-related muscular dystrophy. Prudence is married to Alfie’s dad, Rylan, and they all live together in Tamworth, NSW, Australia. Before Prudence became a mum she was a primary school teacher, but since Alfie’s diagnosis she has been immersing herself in trying to learn as much as she possibly can about LAMA2, raising awareness and educating others on what parenting a child with muscular dystrophy entails.

Baby Emelia Brings a ‘New Normal’ to Our Family

In August, my 2-year-old son, Alfie, became a big brother. While bringing a new baby into the world is an important life event for any family, when you are already raising a child with LAMA2-related muscular dystrophy, there can be even more to contend with. For about six…

Why It’s So Important to Find Your People

When Alfie was first diagnosed, I went searching. I needed answers. I needed to know that my little boy would be OK. I searched every website and every social media platform. Some days I got so obsessed that I’d have to force myself to stop.