Kodi Wilson

Kodi Wilson
Kodi is a native of the Wild West and has moved around since her college days, where she met her husband, Brad. She graduated with honors from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s in Sports Administration, and minors in both Marketing and Communications, just a two classes shy of a double degree. She married her husband in July of 2000. She has had professional experiences in sports management, corporate incentive travel, event planning, marketing and media strategy, social media and SEO, media sales management, creative directing, business consulting and most recently ministry. She works full time at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge. She is an avid disabilities advocate, and mom to a terminally-ill medically fragile, technology dependent miracle boy, Braden who is 10. Kodi began her blogging journey at his birth, when they were unexpectedly thrust into the special needs life, sharing their journey with others facing the same road at “Braden Mark Wilson’s Blog: Living with Leigh’s Disease.” She and Brad adopted a beautiful racially mixed daughter at birth, Laila (1). Kodi loves to cook, grill and smoke everything (especially bacon) and has published a cookbook as a fundraiser for her son’s medical fund. She loves the Olympics and all things patriotic.

Black Friday :: When the Magic is Gone

Black Friday :: When the Magic is Gone There was a time in my life, where Black Friday was my SPORT. Do you remember those Target ads with the lady in the red track suit...

What a Special Needs Parent NEEDS for Christmas

We've been at this special needs parenting thing for 11 years now. It's intense, scary and overwhelming more days than we will tell you about. It's never ever getting to let your hair down,...

Saying Goodbye to Biological Motherhood

My journey to (biological) motherhood was anything but text book easy. It took about eight months to get pregnant. Once pregnant, I carried eight pounds of EXTRA amniotic fluid. I had back labor. The...

Trust Your Gut with Your Health Decisions: Your Life Depends on It

I know that when it comes to healthcare and seeing doctors, it can all be intimidating when they use acronyms and a language we may not understand. But let me encourage you - nobody...

Look in the Mirror {More Ways We Can ALL Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey}

It's time to stop & look in the mirror. Our mothers taught us, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." I am bothered by all the keyboard gangsters...

Put the Rage in a Cage {Keeping Your Toddler In Their Crib}

The journey to keeping our baby in her bed has been tough. She was a climber from the moment she could crawl and began climbing the couch before she could even walk. So naturally, trying to...

I Wanted to be the First

Ever since I was little, I always had a dream about being first. Not just first place, but the first female in history to accomplish something amazing. In school when I learned about astronauts, I...

Resolving Medical Bills

With nearly $2 million in medical bills for my son already in his 10-year life span, I’ve learned a few things along the way about how to handle medical bills. I’ve learned what to...

Investing In Your Marriage

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I Will Never Ride Alone with My Son in the Car Again

This is a recounting of a true life event and subsequent episode many months later. My son is ventilator dependent. He also relies on five other machines daily to keep him alive. So car...

Life with Aides

You read that right. I have aides. Rather, my son has aides (also known as direct support workers - DSWs.) He has four regular nurses and two regular CNAs who care for him. Daily...

Why We Chose Attorney Placement for Our Adoption

We all have dreams about how our lives will play out and what our future family will look like. When my husband and I unexpectedly had a medically fragile child, life suddenly didn't look...