Anthony Jr. also known as Moo was born on December 15th, 2005. I (his mother Libra) had a very easy pregnancy. When I went into labor, I went to the hospital and followed all the protocols I was asked to follow by the nursing staff. When it was time to deliver, Anthony wouldn't come out. They tried the vacuum 4 times and when that didn't work, Anthony was pushed back up into my belly and an emergency c-section was performed.
Anthony went straight to the NICU in critical condition. I really didn't know nor understand at that particular time what his life was really going to be like. I thought we would leave the hospital and everything would be just fine.
Anthony left the hospital after being in the NICU for 3 weeks. Once we got home, little did I know, that would be the beginning of our rocky journey.
Today, Anthony is a very lovable boy who loves people, music, and animals (dogs to be specific). He goes to a special needs school and participates in outside activities such as soccer. Anthony has definitely shown me what it means to be strong, fearless, accepting, forgiving and loving. He has definitely been my teacher in life and I will never be able to repay him for all he has taught me in the short years he's been here.
Established in 2010, Our Children's Story, Inc. was created to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. We also focus on educating, uplifting and inspiring families who feel alone in this lifestyle.
In 2017 Libra's youngest son, Lyric was diagnosed with Autism by the Emory Autism Center. In honor of her son Lyric, we have added Autism awareness to Our Children's Story.
Lyric Ja'Dore was born on December 11th, 2015. His mother, Libra, was informed early on that Lyric was having issues with growing during her pregnancy. Due to her past birthing experience with Moo, she was deemed high risk. Libra went for a monthly check-up's to check the growth of baby Lyric.
Lyric was born healthy with no complications. As Lyric started to develop, Libra noticed differences in her son that gave an indication that Autism could be present. Libra, through the Emory Autism center, got Lyric tested and to her suspicion, Lyric was diagnosed with Autism. Libra now has added Autism to her mission in honor of her baby, Lyric "Ricky" Ja'Dore.
Even though this is a new world for Libra, she's determined to make sure her son has the best quality of life as possible.
"GOD truly has a mission for my life, I am just a vessel for my children. Their spirit uses my voice to speak for them and their peers. GOD must think I am the best candidate to love and cherish is extra special creations. Libra your brother Moo, I will make sure your life has meaning and that you will always have a voice." - Libra J. Hicks
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