These pages are dedicated to and are all about
Kali. Kali is my daughter and she is a special child in many ways.
currently lives with her foster mom and dad in Oregon. She was
placed in their care May 2001. She is doing wonderful, growing
Margaret Repasky was born June 29 1993. She is very handicapped
with very low cognitive skills and slowly developing
social and physical skills. She learned to walk when she was
She has no
verbal speech but does understand some spoken words and a few sign
language gestures. She attends school and loves to ride the
at Kali is like looking at any child. Perhaps she smiles more and
stumbles when she walks but if you watch her for a while you begin to
notice that Kali is not like most any child you have encountered.
Drool seems to constantly drip from the side of her mouth. It is
more pronounced when she is ill or teething.
site will grow and expand as I have time and inclination. I lived
with Kali for 8 years. During that period, I spent all but a
few days care taking and watching her. As she grew, she also
seemed to be watched over by some guardian angel. Despite constant
vigilance, she occasionally got into things that could have harmed
her. Like the time she pulled ornaments off the Christmas tree and
dropped them on the floor. Pieces of glass were everywhere, except
where her bare feet stepped.
did get injured occasionally, like most every child does, although
gladly never seriously. Like the time she put
her fingers in the door and then tried to shut it. She cried
a little but then went on with her life. Her fingers were sore but
you would never know it from watching her. Only when you took her
fingers in your hand and touched the bruised area, could you discern a wince
on her face. Of course, holding her fingers in your hand was no
easy task. She did not like being touched and liked even less being
I do not have any
pictures of Kali when she was an infant that I can include here however,
I do have pictures of her beginning around age six (1999) through
August 2003. I am no longer be able to see her every other
weekend. I now live in California and Kali still lives in
Oregon. Perhaps these recollections and observations about Kali
are part of my grieving process.
Chapter #6 Pictures