My name is John. I live in Northern California with my wife, Angi and two boys, Jack and Charlie. Jack happens to have Down syndrome. Charlie does not. They are more alike than different.
This is my story….
It’s about fatherhood.
It’s about two boys who simultaneously bring me absolute joy and utter frustration.
It’s about special needs and advocacy.
It’s about chaos and adventure.
It’s not polished. It’s real. It’s honest.
If you’re a Dad (or any parent) to a child born with Down syndrome or battling leukemia (or both), it just might help you know that you’re not alone.
Writing is a hobby of mine- an outlet so to speak. In these posts- I rave, I rant, and I advocate. I write for me, and hopefully in the process I offer something to those of you who grant me the honor of reading what I write, whether it be something to think about, agree or disagree with, or even get pissed at. No matter what, I am committed to staying true to myself and jackandchuck.
I’ve read several blogs over the years similar to jackandchuck.com; however, very few are from a Dad’s perspective. Please ignore the grammatical errors, misspellings, and other pitfalls on here as I’m not perfect. In fact- if you point one out, I’ll leave it up only to drive you bonkers:)
I, by no means want anyone to take anything on this blog as anything more than my impressions, opinions, and experiences. I’m not a doctor or psychologist. Hell, I’m just a dad trying to navigate his way through this thing called, “life.“