Rita Felling
  • Female
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • United States
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About me:
Single mom of three boys.
About my family:
I have three sons. My two youngest Josiah 12 and Cody 16 have Duchenne Muscular dystrophy and a cognitive delay.
Age(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
7-12, 13-18
Minneapolis, MN

Rita Felling's Blog

small efforts make miracles

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 7:02pm 0 Comments

The heat soared to record temps of 100 degrees.  I stood on my shoreline looking out towards the small island. The lake seemed  void of any life.  Not even the ducks were out swimming now.  The water felt  almost  as warm as a drawn bath and the soft sand beneath me squished in be tween my toes.  Standing in the water felt good and somewhat cooler than the  thick July air.  I wanted desperately to enjoy some outdoor time with my sons, but the weather forecast for the next few days showed no…



Posted on July 4, 2012 at 2:08am 1 Comment

Slowly I backed  my van  toward the single  cement step leading up to my front door.  This appeared  to be the easiest way for me to load Josiah and Cody's motorized wheelchairs into the rear end of my navy blue Dodge Caravan.  I knew I would still have to use our clunky awkward but dependable, steal portable suitcase ramp to drive  the chairs across on entry.   However, I felt somewhat  relaxed with the  low incline- from going  step to van, and bridging with the ramp. A welcome relief for …


my image

Posted on March 25, 2012 at 11:59pm 2 Comments

Josiah sat next to me brushing his teeth. While  I brushed my hair looking in  his large bathroom mirror,  I glanced over at him.  I was  so happy and proud that  he could still manage this task by himself. Reaching over towards him I placed a free standing counter mirror in front of him, just in case he wanted to see for himself the beautiful job he was doing. Josiah kept busy with his grooming and never glanced over at the mirror.   Smiling at him I suggested he see how gleaming white his…


Do I believe

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 2:14am 0 Comments

Do I believe

At first I felt nothing.  Listening to him I felt numb, as though all life had just been drained from me. I stood frozen unable to move or think.  I watched as the Doctors lips moved while he spoke to me.  His tired red eyes teared as he looked into mine. Deep inside me, I already somehow knew what he was telling me. …



Posted on January 14, 2012 at 2:57am 1 Comment

I am not sure how long we sat there together. Me trapped underneath my eighteen year old Cody. His immobile body laid across my hips and chest. The more I squirmed the more I could feel our bodies sink in to the crater that was forming beneath us. Gently I tried to roll Cody to his side, the effort seemed almost useless. He was completely unable to move his legs with out help. Help, well that was a thought. Help from where…

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At 7:23pm on March 21, 2011, kimmy watters said…
 hey rita how are the boys doing today, we are just   more rain it wonderful to  have the sun shine but spring is on the way, gettine ready for the seattle rock and roll half marathon. take care just let me know if there is anything i can to help you.kimmy
At 6:31pm on March 16, 2011, kimmy watters said…
i do to rita feel very bad what happnen in japan, it make us apercate for what we have, there i s not a day that i am not greatful for what i have and to be able to move my body.kimmy
At 7:07pm on March 10, 2011, kimmy watters said…
 hi rita  my name is kimmy watters yours boys are very handsome, the snow  must be very beautiful, but  i bet you are ready for spring. i truly admire you begin a single mom  is not easy, but  you are a true warrior.  kimmy watters
At 10:19am on August 29, 2009, Molly Kostecky said…
I knew that was you! Mike and I watched the news and saw the cute clowns and Mike said - I think that's Rita (and your sister?). GREAT job!

I was so nervous about this TCL thing - but am glad we did it. Luke clammed up when the camera got there - of course. And I looked fat, but otherwise, I think it turned out good too. :)
Are you and the boys doing to the Fall party?

Talk to you later!

At 5:31pm on August 27, 2009, Molly Kostecky said…
Hi Rita, I hardly ever get on the computer, but this site is nice. I hope you and your family are doing well - your picture is great.


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