SingleSpecialNeeds Mom seeks refuge

Alia had Sammy when she was just 17yrs old after suffering with mental health issues. Sammy was born with a rare intestine disorder which resulted in him being in the nicu for 2 months after he was born and having 4 major surgeries before the age of 2yrs old. During this time Alia worked full time and completed her first 2yrs of college. In December of 2010 Sammy had what they thought would be his last surgery and the end of all the hospital stays and doctors visits. They relocated to GA to start a new life. In November 2011 Alia and Sammy were involved in a terrible car wreck when Alia's then boyfriend fell asleep at the wheel. Everyone was injured and unfortunately Sammy was the most critical.

Sammy suffered a severe brain injury and lost his ability to walk, talk, eat, etc. He basically just laid there. Little by little he has regained some of his abilities. Alia's boyfriend stayed around and helped and supported her and Sammy for about 3 years after the accident. He continues to provide minimal support in the form of childcare from time to time. Alia went on in attempt to regain some of her lost independence but faces many challenges due to Sammy's conditions and finding childcare as well as jobs that are understanding of her delicate situation. She became a doula and supports families through pregnancy and birth as well as working a full time job. Their living situation has become unsafe and they need to move. The exact details are quite delicate but would gladly be shared on a personal level(not a public forum like this). Alia has a plan to relocate to Texas for the betterment of herself in business and with her mental health and for Sammy with affordable childcare and much better medical services and accommodations for children with special needs. Although they've been through so much Sammy remains a very happy child and Alia is optimistic that by reaching out and asking for help(something she's never done through everything they've been through)people will be supportive. She is working on a way to keep everyone up to date on Sammy's progress and her mental health journey. Thank you to everyone who supports sammy the little miracle in all his dreams and alia who against all odds continues to keep her head up and keep pushing.


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Alia Harper 
Decatur, GA
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