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How many of you have differently-abled grandchildren? We have a 16 year-old granddaughter who has cerebral palsy. She cannot walk and uses a wheel chair. She cannot speak, but communicates with her own words ans signs. (Because of the seerity of her diability she cannot "sign" with two hands.) We understand her perfectly. She understands everything said to her. She is sheer joy for us. We have cared for her a minimum of two days a week since her birth - all summers too. My husband is retired and they have a very special relationship. Everyone knows she would choose "Papa" if she had to choose the one person she wants to be with forever! My son always says, "Dad, you can never die!" The reality is that we are coming to a point where we will be physically unable to care for her. She is nearly an adult and we are struggling to do the physical things she needs for her care each day. Have any of you faced this? How have you dealt with the grief of literally "losing" this child? On top of the chronic sorrow over her disabilities we now have this sadness to face. Any tips or advice would help us down this difficult path.