Author and Parent Advocate for Special Needs families, Karen Kain has become a beacon of light carrying an inspiring message with purpose. In her memoir, "A Unique Life Fully Lived: A Personal Story of Love, Hope and Courage",  Karen has written a mother's loving tribute to her only daughter in her search to create a 'full life' for Lorrin,  wheelchair bound from 6 months old from a bad vaccination reaction leaving her a quadriplegic with daily seizures, non-verbal, blind and only able to blink.  Yet Lorrin lived to fifteen ‘full and unique’ years.  Karen shares  how she was forced to set goals and made decisions to create a life without boundaries.  The book describes the unique and extraordinary life experiences that Karen created for Lorrin and the soul connection between mother and daughter that continues to this day. Lorrin lived a full life: best friends, slumber parties, horseback riding, overnight camp,Girl Scouts, and attending the school prom resplendent in a pink satin gown complete with tiara.  She swam with dolphins, participated in the school play, and she and her canine companion won first place at her middle school Halloween dance contest.  In documenting their victories, challenges and sorrows and sharing the tools and skills she learned to navigate life’s journey, Karen's story is inspiring and resonates deeply in the hearts of everyone.

Also watch Karen’s speech at the Capitol steps.
The PSA commercial that has Lorrin having a seizure
Karen's  story


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