Friday, January 29, 1999 at 12:56 PM, I gave birth to the most beautiful little boy ever. It was an amazing life changing event that I never thought I would get to experience. It was the day I made the promise to do everything in my power to be the best mom and take great care of the beautiful gift God gave me. Little did I know that God would throw us into a roller coaster ride of our lives. Regardless of everything we have gone through and continue to go through. I will never give up. Reaching your 15th birthday is a milestone that I never thought we would reach. YOU have inspired so many people to reach out and speak about their own struggles with mental health. YOU opened the eyes of many that had their eyes closed on mental health issues that you struggle with on a daily basis. YOU are changing the world like I promised one day you would. Be proud, stand tall, and continue to be strong in this fight. I love you more than these words can explain but always remember. YOU are my superhero, my heart, my life....Happy Birthday Son!
I'm a mother with an agenda to save her son from the grips of his mental illness and stop stigma so that those who suffer in silence can seek help without fearing the worse. Join me on this roller coaster ride..you're no longer alone.