“Special Needs” – A Short Story by Ryan K. James

Good day all,

Here’s a short story I wrote to help get you in the Christmas holiday spirit!   Hope you enjoy!


If you like the story, I would be honored if you would consider making a $1 donation to your local chapter of the Spina Bifida Association.  For Alabama residents, you can make your donation online or by “snail mail”.  Visit http://www.sbaofal.org and click on “Make a Donation” (or just click here) for more information.  To find out how to make a donation to other local chapters, visit http://www.sbaa.org and click on “Find a Chapter” (or just click here).


“Thank you for your beautifully written story.  It clearly captures the importance of setting proper priorities in life.  Spina bifida is a birth defect that can be the ultimate test of a family’s skill in prioritizing and its ability to find angels.  For more information about this very challenging disability, please visit our website at www.sbaofal.org.”

— Patricia Switzer, Executive Director of the Spina Bifida Association of Alabama

4 comments on ““Special Needs” – A Short Story by Ryan K. James

  1. Great story! Keep up the good work.

  2. Special story for a special cause–by a special writer. Thanks, Ryan. It is encouraging, uplifting and entertaining! My donation will be in tomorrow’s mail.

  3. Hi, Ryan! We are looking for writers for a new book of inspiring stories about special needs. Your story would be perfect! Please visit reasonstosmilebook.tumblr.com for more info. Or email me at reasonstosmilebook@gmail.com.
    ~Elizabeth K.

    • Hello Elizabeth,

      Thank you for your interest in my short story “Special Needs”. You are more than welcome to use my short story “Special Needs” in your upcoming book “Reasons to Smile”. Don’t hesitate to let me know if there is something I need to do to help facilitate this.

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