A Very Special Bakery in Lawrenceville, Georgia

My Precious Grandson

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Special needs...what does that mean to you?

Mentally challenged, physically challenged, having a terminal illness, and more??

In fact it is all of those. It is someone who has needs that are just what the name implies, special.

My grandson, shown in the first photo, has been special needs all of his life. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer at age 8 and is living today!!! So, we do know what this can mean for a family.

It does not mean, however, that some of them, many of them, cannot go on to have jobs and live on their own.

For some it is more difficult than it is for others.

There is one family that has stepped up to the plate.

A Bit About the Video

This video is a sister who is interviewing her sister who has special needs. The sister who is being interviewed is living on her own and has a job.

You can feel her excitement and sense of well being during the interview.

A Sisters Interview...

This will make it easy to find

A marker138 E Crogan St Lawrenceville Georgia 30046 -
138 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, USA
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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

— Leo Buscaglia

What Would YOU Do for Your Child? The Answer to that Seems Simple Enough

Too many days begin with news that is gloom and doom, sadness and horror. It smacks us in the face as we turn to an online news provider or as we turn on the tv or radio…there it is.

The headlines are sadly, rarely, something positive and upbeat.

Whose fault is it? Is it we, the consumers, who wish to read and know every horrid thing that is happening globally including what is happening within miles of our home?

One day perhaps we will have a chat on that topic. But for now...a positive, upbeat story to share. This is the type of story we should read every single day.

When our children have special needs, we have decisions to make and choices that will affect each member of the family.

Family with Special Needs

My eldest sister, who has had three strokes, and my daughter
My eldest sister, who has had three strokes, and my daughter | Source

Special Needs Worldwide

Over 1 billion individuals live with disabilities world wide

Aging + chronic health issues seem to explain this huge number

Disabled individuals are often thrown into poverty

Women and children who are disabled are often abused

90% of children with disabilities do not go to school

Disabled indviduals are unlikely to be employed

Living with a terminal illness most of his life has made him an inspiration to so many.
Living with a terminal illness most of his life has made him an inspiration to so many. | Source

The Bakery is named:~~ Special Kneads and Treats


In a small town of about 29, 000---Lawrenceville, Georgia, a wonderful gift was given to a child. About six months ago a small bakery opened that specializes in cupcakes. Cupcakes in every flavor probably that you could ever want are available including square ones.

The bakery is now operating in the ‘black’ after being open such a short time.

One of the owners spoke about the experience and said they are incredibly blessed to have the success they have had.

Finding Her Joy

My daughter too lives with her terminal diagnosis...the key word is lives.
My daughter too lives with her terminal diagnosis...the key word is lives. | Source

A Bakery for Their Son

He went on to add that it was not for financial gain that this place was opened.

They opened this bakery because their adult son had aged out of the educational system.

And they wanted him to have something to do, a job and maybe his life’s work.

Their bakery was opened with that in mind.

Their son, Bradley, works there and at age 24 he is earning his own money.

This story could end right here and it would leave you feeling uplifted perhaps.

Sunday....CLOSED

But that is not the end of this story.

Nine other handicapped young adults are also employed there. The workers are paired with one of the family members or with a volunteer. How could you go wrong with a 'partnership' like that?

The link go their website is provided:

http://specialkneadsandtreats.com/

On their page where it lists the hours they are open it says

"Sunday: Closed for God and family"

That pretty much says it all about this remarkable family.


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pstraubie48 19 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Sheila

It really is the kind of story that we should read each day. No doubt there are many examples of how families give so much to help their loved ones. This family in certainly has shown how love can make a difference.

Angels are on the way to you today ps


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sgbrown 20 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

This is a wonderful story! Yes, stories like this are what should make the front page of papers and news stories. Prayers going up for you and your family!


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

What a lovely story of family and love and true caring...it moved me so much that I felt sharing it was something I must do, AuFait

Thanks for stopping today.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas

A wonderful story. Every person has a part to play and a purpose in life -- theirs and ours. Voted up, BAI, pinned to Awesome HubPages, and shared. Once again, have a wonderful Easter!


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You are so right....the more good news the better. We seldom hear of such loveliness and this is such a wonderful example of love and devotion.

thank you Millionaire Tips for stopping by.

Angels are on the way to you today ps


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Millionaire Tips 22 months ago from USA

It is good to see good news and to see businesses that help people with special needs. We have a restaurant here that is like that, and it too is doing well.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

How sweet of you Rachel to come back to mention my daughter too. All positive thoughts and prayers are needed and welcome ps


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Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Forgive me, I forgot to mention your daughter. I wish for God's hand to be on her. God bless her.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

It really is a lovely bakery, Rachel.Great foods and such a wonderful family who shows their love to one another daily.

Once again Angels are on the way to you and yours ps


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Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

How wonderful that was to read. I wish I was close to that bakery, I would love to visit it often. Very touching.

Blessings to you and your grandson.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

It is so touching to me that the family has dedicate their life to making their son's life better. Wow.

Angels are on the way to you today ps


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phdast7 22 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Great Hub and amazing story. Our society needs to make more room for people with special needs or disabilities. If this family can do it, we can all do something. :)


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I am sorry that has happened to you Peggy. I have had about four or five stolen. The gall it takes to do that!!!

I have been to this bakery and it is so special. After reading about it I had to visit on the way to see my niece.

That's what love is.

Angels are winging their way to you today ps


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Peggy W 22 months ago from Houston, Texas

People with disabilities can obviously still lead normal or near normal lives. It is wonderful when they are given a chance!

I have written a hub titled Brookwood Community ~ Spectacular Residence for People with Disabilities. I love going there! Unfortunately it is one of my hubs that has been stolen and plagiarized and I have yet to figure out a way to get it deleted.

Your overall message is positive as are most of your posts Patricia. Everyone deserves a chance at life no matter how long or short it may be and we need to treasure every moment we have. Sending angels your way! Sharing this!


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Me too...I am going to see my niece soon and plan to make a detour just so can go there. That is such a great example of what love mean for a family. It just to me is breath taking.

Thank you so much for visiting Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


christinemariezzz 23 months ago

Patricia,

Wonderful! Never been to Georgia- going here would be my sole reason for planning a trip.

-christinemarie


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

They really are. What love, to center their lives around a business that will make a life for their child. Such compassion and sinceere caring they demonstrate.

Vespawoolf


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vespawoolf 23 months ago from Peru, South America

What an amazing family! Thank you for sharing this inspirational bakery story with us.


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Colleen thank you for your kind words. This is such a loving family and I am sure all involved are so very blessed.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Colleen thank you for your kind words. This is such a loving family and I am sure all involved are so very blessed.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

The real important things are our relationships. And obviously this family knows what is important. I plan to visit there in November.

thanks for visiting Collen.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

I agree Annart What a loving family they are to give so much for someone they love.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Breakfastpop How kind of you. He is an amazing young man and I am so blessed to have my family.

Angels are on the way ps


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Thought I'd left a comment on this but it seems to have gone.

I think this is such a great story and that family must be so special.

Anyone with special needs has to be given as much chance as anyone else; they are often intelligent and able. Working with dyslexics has taught me that.

Great story, well told. Thanks for sharing this. It's wonderful.

Ann


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks for your concise and to the point comment. We can find goodness if we keep our eyes and ears open.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

RTalloni Thanks for your kind words. You gave me the idea to add a map with the location. I should have thought of that before.

So glad you stopped by.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you for visiting DealforaLiving How much love is shown by this family. It left me crying by the time I was through reading about them...happy tears

Angels are on the way ps


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

You are so kind, Bill.

It is amazing how much this family is willing to do their son. and it wound up helping a whole group of those unrelated to them that they probably consider family now.

How awesome that they would take such a leap for their loved one.

Many Angels are on the way to you , dear friend ps


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

It touched me too. This family shows what family is really all about: going the extra mile. I will go there when I pass through on the way to my niece's.

Thank you dear Faith for your comments and votes and share.

Angels are winging their way to you this morning. ps


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Colleen Swan 2 years ago from County Durham

Thank you for this moving article. Sometimes in this fast moving world we neglect the joy of giving the fundamental things, love, affection, understanding.


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

What a great story and what a wonderful family they must be!

I think that we also underestimate the abilities of many with special needs, thinking that in some way they're not intelligent! I've worked for many years with dyslexics. Some people I've spoken to about it, intelligent people, have assumed all the pupils were incapable of leading normal lives and were in some way sub-normal!

Many go to university, college, apprenticeships and have productive lives with good jobs. Just because you have a physical disability doesn't mean you're thick! It annoys me so to find people who think that way.

Great job here. Love it! Up etc and shared.

Ann


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breakfastpop 2 years ago

Your grandson is an inspiration as are the people who have reached out to others with special needs. We need more people like that.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Troubles abound but this is refreshing in a not so fresh world.


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RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

Thank you for posting this heartwarming hub for us and for highlighting the bakery in Georgia. It would be worth a trip there just tell them thank you for being an example to the rest of the world! I'm going to go to their link and see exactly where they are located.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Tears in my eyes. This is really the most beautiful article I have read in a very long time. Sending all of you huge hugs, blessings, and a squadron of angels to lighten your load. Well done my dear friend.

bill


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, how inspirational to read of such a bakery! This touched my heart.

You, your daughter and grandson are all inspirations to me, precious heart.

Voted up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

Blessings, love and Angels your way!


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DealForALiving 2 years ago from Earth

This is so heartfelt and beautiful. More people should know this story so I'm sending around.

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