February 24, 2013 in City, Idaho

With four challenged children, single mom remains true to family

By The Spokesman-Review
Audio slideshow: Little Victories

Sprock s joined by her children, from left, Kendall, 16, Kameryn, 11, Kylynn, 5, and Kristian, 13, at a Hastings store in Spokane Valley on Feb. 2. Each of the four children has a developmental disorder or life-changing condition.
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Meet the Sprock children

Meet Stacey Sprock.

She’s a mom doing the best she can with a life that may seem impossible to fathom. Unemployed and separated from her husband, Sprock is raising four children in a rental house in Hayden Lake.

Her youngest son is disabled from birth defects that will keep him dependent on others his whole life.

It was only in recent years, however, that Sprock learned each of her children has a developmental disorder or life-changing condition – a result of coincidence, not genetics or environmental causes, as far as anyone can determine.

“I still feel there’s something out there that’s not answered, but I’m to that point I don’t know how to get that answer anymore,” she said. “It seems like I’ve done every test I’ve read about.”

Their life together is a flurry of doctor’s appointments, therapy sessions and after-school activities. And it’s filled with laughter, music, tender moments, hugs and hope.

Sprock dreams of wonderful futures for Kendall, Kristian, Kameryn and Kylynn.

She accepts the life they have.

“I wouldn’t change my kids for anything,” Sprock said. “They are who they are, and there’s a reason they were put here.”

Vignettes by Scott Maben, The Spokesman-Review

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