So as many of you might know we have been going thru some challenges with Jax. Multiple doctors visits, EEG, lab work, just sent more labs off today and am praying for an answer. My heart has been hurting greatly and I just keep praying and keeping my mind occupied as otherwise I would be in constant tears.
Today Jaxson’s iPad broke and I was calling to see if our AppleCare was still good and the gentlemen on the phone asked for my email and such and answered my questions. Unfortunately, we are just out of warranty however right before we hung up he said to me, “I noticed your email has the word Autism in it. Do you work with families or have a child of your own with Autism?”
I replied that I work for a non profit (https://autismhopealliance.org) and yes I had a son.
He then said, “I want you to know it’s going to be okay with your son. I was diagnosed with Autism and didn’t speak til I was 9 or 10 and my parents never gave up and I am now working at Apple with a great life. Times can be hard for both of you but he knows you love him.” I asked him what did he think helped him start talking and doing better. He said his parents love and he believed some nutritional supplements but didn’t remember which ones. He said his brain started thinking more clearly and he started learning to deal with his anxiety and fear.
I am sure his parents did a lot more than he knows however, I love that their love and nutritional supplements is what he remembered as what helped the most… he told me to share his story. Sadly, I can’t remember his name but he was just like one of our kids…