The story of my son’s recovery is powerful.
I share it to encourage and inspire other parents
to never give up.
My son is now fifteen years old. If you met him today, you would have no idea that he ever had any significant behavioral or health related issues. Due to my persistence in finding natural solutions for his health issues, he’s able to shine his natural potential that was always there, but was hidden away for many years.
Sam came into the world kicking and screaming. The nurses at the hospital told me that they didn’t know why he wouldn’t rest in the nursery while all of the other babies laid quietly. In the nursery, he flailed around and cried rather than sleeping peacefully, and he did the same once we brought him home. This continued for almost 6 years.
When he was born, I had a different life. I was a professional musician and band director. I had some experience with alternative healing modalities, but I didn’t know how to do any of them myself. I had no information to explain why my son wouldn’t stop crying all of the time, wouldn’t sleep, and always seemed to have allergies and colds. I wanted to help him, and I had stopped teaching in order to be home with him, so I had some time to start educating myself.
There’s a lot more information available to lay people now than there was fifteen years ago. Thanks to many doctors, scientists, and parents whose passionate dedication to finding solutions for the health issues that children are commonly experiencing, helpful information is at our fingertips. One of the greatest pieces of knowledge that we have today is that these health problems are due to exposures to toxins, both in utero and after birth. The toxins affect their brains, other organs, and their digestive systems. The resulting damage is a child who cannot function to their highest ability in the world. This was what my son was going through, only it took me many years to find this piece, and then more time to put it together with the other pieces, to be able to help him to recover.
We lived for the first 5 years with almost no sleep. Around age 15 months, he developed a severe allergy to eggs that became apparent when he almost asphyxiated. This led me to educate myself about food allergies and sensitivities, of which I had no previous knowledge. I had missed all of the signs, such as rashes, digestive issues, and of course, the crying and not sleeping. At 18 months, he had a severe (and terrifying) reaction to the DTaP vaccine, which resulted in me reading everything I could about vaccines, and subsequently ceasing to allow him to have anymore vaccinations.
I was slowly but surely learning what I needed to know in order to help my son, but it was all happening in a very rough manner because I wasn’t aware of how to notice the subtle signs. So, Spirit continually “hit me over the head with a frying pan” to get my attention. By the time he was 3, I still hadn’t figured out much more than keeping eggs out of his diet and staying away from more vaccines, so another big whopper came our way in the form of a major car accident. Sam was in the backseat in his car seat and he was safe; I was t-boned on my side and I have no memory at all from the incident. Despite a difficult recovery for me, this was exactly what we needed to get us to the next pieces of information that would help him.
I had seen an energy healer and a physical therapist for my injuries, but it didn’t get me very far. They would do their treatments and then send me on my way. A friend recommended I see her chiropractor because I was still in a lot of pain six months after the accident. This doctor helped me with the physical injuries in very little time. However, the next steps she took with me opened the rest of the doors to the information I needed so that I could help Sam.
Without going into the details about my personal spiritual awakening, my experiences with this doctor and subsequent healing practitioners taught me what I needed to know beyond the physical toxins that had impacted Sam’s well-being. I began to learn not just about spirituality, but also about how the energy we can’t see functions and affects people. I began to take Sam to see some alternative healers, intuitives, and energy workers. Each was helpful to him, but no session was enough to maintain his well-being more than a few days after a session. However, finally, after almost 6 years, Sam began to sleep for longer periods of time. This was the most needed thing for our whole family. But, he had so much else to heal, and I had to make a decision to either develop my own intuitive skills and continue to educate myself, or go broke paying other people to do the work for us every few days.
Once he was in school, his other issues became much more apparent. He couldn’t focus or hold still, couldn’t learn to read or to write, he was often ill, and if he heard loud sounds, he would become extremely overstimulated and have to go home. It would usually take a day or two for him to recover from sound sensitivity experiences. On days when he would make it through the entire day at school, he'd come home and cream and cry for 1 - 2 hours. I was determined to help him to thrive. We continued seeing alternative health practitioners, and by the time he was eight, I had gone through some training, read over one hundred books, learned how to use special diets for healing, taught him how to write using an OT program, and had accrued enough knowledge and experience to begin developing my own energy healing techniques.
We moved to Florida when Sam was in the second grade. He still had some issues, but was overall doing much better in school. His teacher told me that she couldn’t understand how a child so intelligent wasn't in the gifted program. That was something I hadn’t considered since we had spent so much time and energy on just getting him healthy and higher functioning. Eventually, we did have him tested and he qualified for gifted services. By the end of this school year, I had finished developing the entire Foundations Healing System. When we implemented it for Sam, everything changed for him.
In the spring semester of third grade, Sam earned for a spot on a competitive reading team, which consisted of only three students (and one alternate) who had qualified from the entire school. Sam ended up leading his team to three victories, on the school, District, and Regional levels. No one had any idea that two years prior, this child couldn’t even identify his letters, much less read at all. Amazingly, by the time he reached middle school, Sam had become the best, deepest sleeper in the house. He has literally slept through several tropical storms and a hurricane! His hearing sensitivities are completely gone – he enjoys playing laser tag and going to movies. He’s a leader in his high school now, and a high performing student. He regularly performs in drama and music performances at school. His teachers and the other students admire him because he’s so kind, empathetic, wise and gracious. He has no hyperactivity, whatsoever, and rarely gets sick. The way he shows up in the world today is an authentic picture of who he really is.
What we learned about healthy eating, detoxification, energy healing, high sensitivity, and spirituality is what we use in our everyday lives now to keep him functioning to his highest capacities. Sam’s intuitive gifts are strong, and I taught him from an early age how to use them with discernment help him to make healthy, wise choices for himself. I knew that his light was so bright and I was determined to find a way for him to live a happy, healthy life without medications and inaccurate labels. I wish that he hadn’t had to go through all of those struggles at such a young age, but it’s because of them that the world has The Foundations Healing System, so that other parents can learn how energy works and how to work with it to help their sensitive children to heal.