Prayer chases fear away

“I’m going to pray those fears away.” — Mabel Mastin When I was pregnant with my second son, I knew I wanted Mabel to be praying about his development and my labor and delivery. Lew’s disabilities were probably related to a lack of oxygen some time during...
A two-part story about gratitude

A two-part story about gratitude

It is a beautiful early spring day in 1992. Lew is six months old and we have had his diagnosis for about a month. I am driving down a residential street in Lexington where the lawns are new-growth green and the dogwoods are budding in the warm sun. This is before the...
Not a zebra story

Not a zebra story

Lew was born in Lexington, Kentucky and we lived there for much of his childhood. From 1988 until Lew’s death in 1998, my husband, Bob, was on the faculty of the University of Kentucky Medical School. He worked in several departments assisting the faculty and the...
An introduction to Lew Jessen Moore

An introduction to Lew Jessen Moore

Lew Jessen Moore (September 11, 1981 – February 4, 1998) In his lifetime Lew didn’t have speech or mobility but he touched his world. He changed people. He changed hearts. He helped change some public policy. He changed me. I am Lew’s mother and I’d like to tell you...