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I Lost A Leg and My Daughter, But God Blessed Me to Be a Shining Star

Photography By: Felecia Causey My name is Raven, and I know God has a purpose for my life. On June 11, 2016, is when my life changed forever, after a tragedy struck. I was hit by a car, loss my daughter, and my left leg . I had injuries to my pelvis, back, brain, stomach, and right elbow. The injury I sustained to my stomach was what caused me to lose my daughter, and left me with a colostomy bag. I knew my grandma had officially became her mom. I saw her in a dream where she let me knew that she would protect Miracle and me both. I have had a total of forty-eight surgical procedures. I have also suffered a heart attack, during one of my operations. For 3 months I could only breathe 5% on my own ,but by the grace of God, I’m still here today to tell my story . People constantly tell me that God gave me the heart of a lion and the strength of a warrior. Honestly, sometimes I think about my life, and wonder how did I manage to overcome something so difficult.

Doctors Gave Me Her Results, But God Showed Me Otherwise

Photography By: Felecia Causey My daughter Ma'Kailyn was born with a heart defect called pulmonary artestia. She also has a hole in her heart called VSD- ventricular septal defect, that cannot be closed.  After she was born, she had to stay in the hospital for eighty-eight days, and I was there right by her side the entire time.  I was worried about my baby, and I even questioned myself as to why, she has to go through so much. The Lord above, answered my prayers, and she came through. When she left the hospital, she was doing great, and when she had her first doctor visit, everything came back normal . On January 15, 2018, she got really sick. She had to be airlifted to a hospital in Birmingham, AL.  The hole that was keeping her alive, was beginning to close up on her, and she went into cardiac arrest for sixty-two minutes.  It was the worse minutes of my life.  I begin to ask myself again, why do my sweet baby have to endure so much at such a young age.  I was reliev

Teachers: Will You Be Remembered as a Hero or a Villain in Your Students' Life

Written By: Felecia Causey Photography By: Felecia Causey I'm one of the parents who believe that teachers, play an important role in children's lives. As a supporter of teachers, I do believe they are underpaid, considering the task they have at hand. As most teachers who have this job, he/she loves what they do and the kids. As I believe most jobs as this one, you should have compassion, empathy, and love for people.  Unfortunately, all teachers don't share the joy of being an educator. As an adult today, I still remember the teachers that were judgmental, miserable, and hated their job. I also remember the ones that influenced my life. Every child doesn't have what many considers a normal family. Would you use your influence to treat a child differently because of their background, the color of their skin, or because they require a little more help than their other classmates? Will you show your students that favoritism outweighs talent? As a mu

Rising Above All Obstacles With Brachial Plexus

Photography by Felecia Causey My name is Kquoneicya Davis, but everyone calls me Osha. I gave birth to a four year old beautiful little girl, that we named Kaitlyn. When she was born she weighed 9lbs and 4oz. When Kaitlyn was born she was not breathing, and they had to perform CPR on her for about 15 minutes, until she started breathing again. She had to be on a ventilator to help her breathe. We found out that her sugar was to high and her blood pressure was to low. Kaitlyn's father and I could only pray because we thought that we were about to lose our little girl. She had to be transported to another hospital and be placed in NICU. We had to wait three days, to be inform that she was not able to use her right arm. When she was 3 months old that’s when the doctors diagnosed her with brachial plexus. She had to have her first surgery when she was nine months old. The operation took almost nine hours, which was to have her nerves reconstructed. The operat

My Daughter Taught Me to Not Let Obstacles Stand in My Way of Living Life to the Fullest

  Divine Shytrinese Moore was born, March 28, 2000. She was a healthy 7lbs little baby with the cutest smile. She had good checkups and the doctor never detected any delays or illnesses.  At around 2 years old Divine began to swell. Her eyes would get so swollen she could barely see out of them. Divine's, whole body was swollen like the Pillsbury dough boy. I would rush her to the emergency room on base (we were military) and the doctors were trying to figure out what could she possibly be allergic to that would cause so much swelling. I was a nervous wreck!  I worried that whatever she was allergic to could kill her. After a couple of days it would go down, but it came with a lot of going to the bathroom (urinating) and because she was so big it was tough to potty train her, so she had to continue to wear pullups.  So finally one day she was swollen again, and as usual I rushed her to the doctor. This particular day we got a different doctor (thank God )! He ran som

My Son Taught Me Real Love, Patience, and Compassion

My name is Antreneciya Brantley, and I am a mother to a terrific 12 year old with Down Syndrome, name Qylan Brantley. When I was about 5 months pregnant I found out that my son would have Down Syndrome, but I did not know the severity of it until he was actually born. It was a rough next four months for me because I didn't know what to expect. With faith and God on my side I believed that He wouldn't put more on me than I could bare. On June 3, 2006, I gave birth to a 7lb 13 oz. baby boy, and when I looked at him, I knew he was just perfect for me. The first year of his life was pretty easy. He crawled and was pulling up on things at the age of 7 months. I thought he would be okay, but the challenge came when he didn't walk until he was about a month shy of his 2nd birthday. I put him in therapy, both physical and occupational to help with his speech. It helped a little but we learn that he would have a speech delay and would not be able to keep up with the regular

He Was My Life's Purpose

Photography By: Felecia Causey I gave birth to my beautiful son David Jermaine Hall in December 2015. When I had him I went through postpartum depression. I was 18 years old and transitioning into a mother while becoming a young adult, but it was all worth it. The bond we had and the joy he gave me, warmed my heart in a way that no one else could. I would’ve never imagined losing him, in such a tragic way, and it just baf fles my mind. I spent everyday with him, and his favorite thing to do was watch Paw Patrol. We were inseparable. October 29,2018, the day I lost him, I felt like I had lost my heart . He was my only child and my life's purpose. He changed my life tremendously. The last 3 years of my life was all about DJ (his nickname). I honestly don't even know how to live without him. It feels as if I have to find myself again, find something that makes me happy. I know all my joy was in him, so I have to find my strength, because all the m

He is a Fighter and I Refuse to Let This Hinder Him

Photography By: Felecia Causey On July 24th,  I never knew how much my life was about to change, I became a mom and nurse all in the same day!   A few minutes after Genoa was born, he was airlifted to a children's hospital. We did get a chance to hold him for a few minutes, before he was taken off by the helicopter. Motherhood was starting off rough for me . They didn't allow anyone to fly with him, and I had to stay behind and begin my recovery process. I felt guilty and felt like I sucked as a mother. I wanted to be with my son, hold him, love on him, see who he look like, and experience skin to skin with him. I couldn't sleep at all that night. I remember praying over and over "Father God please protect and cover my son".   Genoa was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.  Most people think clefts only affect kids in a third world country, but it's so common in the U.S.  Clefts can be genetic and in some cases it just happens, no famil

Trying to Live A Healthy Life For My Kids

  Photography By: Felecia Causey My name is Sharonda Nicole Thompson, I am a 34 year old single parent with four kids . Growing up as a child , and through my teenage years, I was very sickly. Since ,the doctors never knew what my diagnosis were, there were always tests. They continued to tell me everything was normal, but we all knew that wasn’t right. My family and I knew something was wrong, but we just didn’t know what it was.  Well in 2001, I became pregnant with my first child and had a few complications throughout the pregnancy. The morning of March 19,2002, I was prepared to give birth,  I had a seizure during the delivery.  I was diagnosed with having fibrosis seizures, (which are silent seizures).  After giving birth I was in ICU for monitoring.    Well, I became pregnant again at the end of 2002, with my second child. There were not many complications, but I was still having problems, but the doctor nor I  still didn’t know what was actually going on. I ke