What's it like, really, to raise a child with special needs? To find out, Natalie McCain asked six mothers to tell their stories and be photographed with their kids. The results are an inspiring photo series titled "Defined By Our Hearts," the latest installment in McCain's Honest Body Project where moms tell it like it is.
"I called this series that name because children with special needs are so much more than their disabilities," explains McCain. "They are strong, amazing warriors that have beautiful hearts."
For a rare and candid glimpse of these moms' experiences with their kids, check out this slideshow and hear their stories.
Image via The Honest Body Project