"As a only parent, I am to supply all the needs, love & comfort for my six year old baby girl. And I do. But sometimes it's a bit overwhelming with all the money that is going out at any given time. That's what leads me to writing this to, Our Children's Story. At a time when I didn't have a diaper in my hand, "Our Children Story" donated $20 towards a box of diapers for my special daughter who has cerebral palsy, severe hearing loss, sensory issues & other challenges. I just want everyone to know how grateful I am. Thank you, Our Children Story"!!!!
March 8, 2017
Ms. Libra Hicks
Founder of Our Childrens Story
"My name is Tonia Pearson mother of Javeon Turner. My child suffers from Spastic
Quadrepelic Cerebral Palsy,Mild Case of Epilepsy,Auditory Neuropathy(form of deafness)
amongst other delays. Like many mother's of children with disabilities I felt lost. I didn't have all the proper resources or all the knowledge needed to care for my child properly. My son won a lawsuit that was improperly handled and his trust didn't care about his needs. I met a wonderful woman on Facebook through a support group called Mom's of Childrens with Disabilities. Her name is Libra Hicks the founder of Our Children's Stories. Before even meeting with Hicks in person she had already pointed me in all the right directions. She gave me resources and tools I needed to fight for my son. She gave me encouragement and let me know it's going to be alright. Due to her help my son has a great trustee. Majority of my son needs have been met. Even though Mrs.Hicks has a child of her own with a disability as well as a typical child and family of her own she always find a way to help other families in need. I am forever grateful for all the help she has giving me and my son".
"I can't thank Our Children's Story organization enough for supporting families with special needs. I have followed Ms. Hicks and was very moved by her commitment to her family and greatly to the needs of the special need families out here. I soon had alot of questions about some things i was going thru with my son and felt lost and confused. I reached out and there Mrs.Hicks was with a answer plus some lol. I also was inquiring about Getting help for Thanksgiving and again this beautiful lady delivered. My family because of Our Children's Story didn't miss a beat. I am blessed to have this organization rooting for me and many other families. This is what we need more of in the community. Thanks again Libra Hicks and Our Children's Story for just being there and bring informative".
"Our Children’s Story has helped me and my family in more ways than one. Thank you would not be nearly enough praise for what Libra has done. When my child was 2 going on 3 she couldn’t express herself verbally to me. She wasn’t calling me mommy, she didn’t have ANY words in her vocabulary as she should have at the age of 2.5. She would get frustrated to the point where she would cause physical harm to herself. Running into walls on purpose, throwing things, and hitting herself. As a concerned mother I turned to Libra for help! I didn’t know what to do or what to think. What I did know is that Libra had a wealth of knowledge regarding special needs children. If she didn’t have the answer she definitely knew someone who would be able to help. With Libra’s help I was able to not only receive assistance for my child through “Babies Can’t Wait” but I was also able to get her the therapy she needed for her to be able to express herself without the frustration. I’ve learned from Libra to never take NO or your child CAN’T do something as acceptable. She pushed me and taught me the lingo, such as IEP, how to look at it, how to read it, how to get things added to it. Without her help and guidance there is no telling my daughter would be today.
It’s been a long journey and it’s still coming along, but as of present day my baby is talking more than ever. She expresses herself fully. She is currently at College Park Elementary, with special educators that she sees weekly, but she is able to be in general education classes. Per her scores she is on a level of a second semester 3rd grader and she is only a second semester 2nd grader. All of this and the work I continue to do all started with a push in the right direction from Libra and Our Children’s Story. My child has a story. A story that I’m able to share with others due to the overwhelming help from Mrs. Libra Hicks! I THANK YOU…I THANK YOU… I THANK YOU… you will always be someone special to me and my daughter Jaiden"!