Practical Help for Mothers Raising a Special Needs Child Offered in New Release

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“Every 4 1/2 minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. That translates into about 120,000 babies,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[1]

When one mother’s son contracted group B strep on the third day of his life, he became a part of that statistic. Sandra Nieto, author of Special Kids—Chosen Moms: A Mother’s Guide to Raising Her Special Needs Child (Redemption Press), says, “My beautiful child, Clay, was blind, had cerebral palsy, was fed via a G-tube with a twenty-four-hour feeding pump, and took as many as thirty-two medications a day.”

Because of what she learned on her almost-sixteen-year journey with her son, she has written a practical and supportive guide to help prepare, organize, and encourage mothers as they raise their special needs child. In this book she helps mothers face many difficult decisions regarding healthcare, schools, and respite and gives tips on organizing the household, recipes, and Scriptures to feed the soul.

Nieto says, “My hope is to remind mothers of God’s love and to appreciate that they are ‘chosen’ by our heavenly Father to nurture these little ones.”

[1] “Birth Defects are Common, Costly, and Critical,” June 28, 2023, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,


Sandra Nieto served on the board of the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation from 2000 to 2003. Married and the mother of four adult children in a blended family, she and her husband live in Arizona. She enjoys walking, hiking, and running and has run half marathons, a full marathon in Paris, France, and two triathlons. Sandra blogs at but Special Kids—Chosen Moms: A Mother’s Guide to Raising Her Special Needs Child is her debut book.

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Instagram: @theothersandranieto @special_kids_chosen_moms

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