Triumph Over Adversity: A Story of Faith, Love, and Healing 💗
In August 2013, while eight months pregnant with little Aden, I received a devastating diagnosis: breast cancer. Doctors urged me to act quickly, but how could I fight cancer while protecting my unborn child? After heartfelt discussions with family and prayerful consideration, I chose a mastectomy to buy us time. Despite being assured that the cancer was removed, doctors pushed for chemo and radiation. Yet, I declined, putting my faith in God and prioritizing my baby's well-being.
On October 14, 2014, Aden arrived, healthy and full of promise. However, as she grew, we noticed she missed important milestones and, at sixteen months, she was diagnosed with Autism. My heart shattered, and I blamed myself, but I soon realized self-pity wouldn't help our journey. I turned to research and prayer, seeking guidance to give Aden the best life possible in her unique world.
Discovering the power of sensory touch, I began massaging Aden after baths and before bedtime. This simple act transformed our connection. Previously unknown, touch played a pivotal role in the social development of children with Autism. It normalized touch sensitivities, improving behavior, social skills, language development, and reducing the severity of Autism. It was an ah-ha moment!
Inspired by the positive impact of touch, I extended the massages to our other children, considering their soothing benefits. Frustrated by the lack of gentle and natural skincare options on the market, I decided to create my own. Touched By Aden was born, offering versatile, 100% organic and all-natural ingredients. From head to toe, our products contain healing base oils and only a handful of pronounceable ingredients.
Sensory touch didn't cure Aden, but it transformed her. Now an active and bubbly 8-year-old, she's making strides in communication and embracing new experiences. We'll continue to share her journey and celebrate every achievement.
If you'd like to support Aden's enrichment, such as swimming lessons and life skills classes, please consider donating on our donation page. Join us on this meaningful journey as we strive to make a difference and find a cure for Autism.
May God bless each and every one of you. Welcome to the transformative world of being
TOUCHED by Aden.