Waiting to Hear ‘Momma’: A Mother’s Memoir
You won’t want to miss this session on coping with the emotional rollercoaster of caring for a child with special needs. Lucille Messina, the mother of a medically fragile child, will read passages from her very popular book and take questions from the audience.
Lucille was born in Brooklyn. After graduating from college, she worked for a transportation company, and during that time gave birth to a special-needs child. After retiring, Lucille took on the role of president of a United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau auxiliary, and for several years she published quarterly newsletters and chaired numerous fundraising events. And now – she is the author of Waiting to Hear “Momma”: A Mother’s Memoir. Lucille lives with her husband Karl and daughter Amy in Garden City, New York.