Favorite Friday Video: P&G Thank You Mom and Special Olympics

by Carrie with Children with 7 comments

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a conference call with the folks from Special Olympics, Procter & Gamble and Special Olympics Athlete, Molly and her mom, Kerry Hincka.

While the discussion was focused on P&G’s Thank You Mom campaign, I couldn’t help but become drawn to the story of Molly and her mom, Kerry.  Besides the obvious connection that we are special needs moms that share the same name and our daughters also share the same name – I was inspired by Kerry (and of course Molly too!)

To hear Kerry say, “I never saw the things my child couldn’t do. I only imagined what she could.” that just hit home to me.  It’s exactly the same way I feel about my Molly.  I had the opportunity to ask Kerry what advice she had for a new mom raising a child with special needs.  Her response?  “Raise your child, just like you would any other child.” Such powerful words from an amazing woman and mom.

Today’s video features Molly and Kerry in the P&G commercial celebrating the Thank You Mom campaign and the Special Olympics.  Grab your Kleenex because today’s Favorite Friday Video is sure to bring the tears!


To show your support, visit P&G’s Thank You Mom Facebook page.  For every “like” and comment received to their page, P&G will donate $1  to support Special Olympics Team USA’s journey to the World Summer Games in Athens, Greece.  So tell your friends and share the word via your online community – let’s help them reach the $250,000 donation mark.  All it takes is a simple “like” on Facebook.


**I received no compensation for this post.  As a special needs mom, I feel a connection to this campaign and I wanted to share it with you.**


  • DIStherapy

    Isn’t this campaign sensational?? I can’t get enough!

    • Carrie with Children

      You and me both! It’s fantastic! Every time I watch this commercial, I end up in tears.

  • Jessica

    Another special needs mom here. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jessica

    Man, I am having such a day with computers. My comment was sent before I was finished. Maybe it’s just the internet’s way of telling me that I am longwinded, but I am going to ignore that and keep on talking anyway.;)

    When my son was diagnosed with ASD, the doctor gave me a long list of characteristic problems that kids with ASD typically exhibit. I remember talking a deep breath and saying to myself, “Okay this is the list of all the things we need to work on and help him to be as good as possible at each one.” I love watching him achieve things that he was never supposed to be able to do according to the “list.”

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Jessica! Thanks for stopping by!

      I love watching my Molly discover new things. I always tell people that the doctors tried to prepare us for the worst by telling us what Molly “couldn’t” do… and boy were they wrong! She’s doing amazing things.

      Us special needs moms gotta stick together! I love that you think of it as the list of things to improve and work on. That is so true! <3

  • Mrs. Tuna

    I went right over and “liked”, very touching.

    • Carrie with Children

      Awesome! Thank you so much! I appreciate it! It’s such a great campaign!