Medically Complex Child Quotes

Being the mother of a medically complex child is one of the most difficult things you will ever do. But you are not alone. Here are some medically complex child quotes from other medical moms that will inspire and encourage you.

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Medically Complex Child Quotes

All parenting is hard work, but if you’re the parent of a medically complex child, you know that it comes with its own unique set of challenges. There are days when you feel like you can’t do it anymore, and days when you feel like you’re failing, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. There are other moms out there who understand what you’re going through. Here are some quotes to inspire and uplift you on your journey.

Medical moms are the equivalent of Batman, Captain America, and the Incredible Hulk, all rolled into one, with a side of Mary Poppins.


Raising a child with special needs does not take a special family. It makes a family special.


We are not only parents; we become nurses, therapists, chauffeurs, companions and more. For some of us, the needs of our child are so time consuming that working outside of the home becomes impossible and impractical.

Sylvia Corpadin

I have slept in a hospital chair, skipped meals and cried from both fear and joy. I have become an expert in my child’s condition. I am a strong advocate and have had to make life changing decisions. I am the parent of a medically complex warrior.


Even though our journey as parents of a medically fragile child began with emotional turmoil, it has since become a purposeful odyssey that brings meaning and depth to our lives. This is the road we were born to travel.

Charisse Montgomery

The biggest challenge in parenting a medically complex child is not the medical care, it’s the isolation.

Dr. Frazer Golding

When you’re the parent of a medically complex child, self-care is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.

Jillian Darlington

Having a medically complex child has taught me that joy can be found in the smallest things.

Sarah O.

I am so much more than a mom to a medically complex child. I am strong, I am capable, and I am resilient.

Stephanie H.

What is a medically complex child?

Medically complex is a term used to refer to children who are more than “special needs” children. A medically complex child has a medical condition (in some cases multiple medical conditions) that require ongoing specialized care. The medical condition can vary from rare illnesses, to premature birth, and even incidents involving some sort of physical trauma. A medically complex child requires a high level of unique medical care for their medical needs. Caring for these children usually involves administering multiple medications, using medical equipment, doctor visits, sleepless nights, hospital stays, and financial commitments that often include one parent quitting their job to care for the child.

What is a medical mom?

A “Medical Mom” is a mother of a child with a life altering medical condition or conditions that result in one or more diagnoses and many medical difficulties. Medical moms have been through many hospitalizations, and innumerable therapy visits and doctors appointments and over time, have become staunch advocators for their child and his or her medical needs.

Moms of medically complex children are some of the strongest and most resilient people you’ll ever meet. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or discouraged, remember that you are not alone—and that you are capable of handling whatever comes your way.

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