A Letter from My Heart
People ask me every day, “What’s Miracle 9? What does the 9 stand for?” or “What is the message on the bottles?”
The name “Miracle 9” Is inspired by the strength and spirit of my nine-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Miracle 9 is founded after my daughter’s 9th birthday in the summer of 2016.
It was very hard to bear when I was told that my child had been diagnosed with autism. It was an extremely hard time of my life. I had never experienced anything like that in my life. I don’t think I can compare it to anything. To make it even worse, I was told she wouldn’t be like other children, she wouldn’t be able to talk, or change her own clothes, or she wouldn’t be able to walk to school by herself and I would have to walk her every day. She would never… she would never… she would never… First I didn’t know what to do, then I learned how to fight; that is the only thing you I knew I had to do, fight, fight and fight. It was so hard, I don’t even have words to express how hard it was to see my child going through.
She was very sensitive to loud noises, touch and taste.
One of my biggest challenges was combing her hair; it was the hardest thing to do. She would hit me on the chest so hard and I would end up crying, hoping the next day would be better. That is when I started thinking about what I should do for her, thinking about a better hair oil, better shampoo, better conditioner that would make doing her hair easier. African American hair it is not easy to comb and split.
Her 9th birthday was my happiest moment, which was long overdue. Her birthday never went by without her knocking down her birthday cake from her 2nd birthday all the way to her 8th birthday. The day we celebrated her 9th birthday, was when I saw my daughter’s eyes. I saw hope. I knew I found my daughter again… that is when I came up with the “Miracle 9.” I started the journey on July 29, 2016.
Finally, as a mother, the message I want to pass to the mothers all over the world who have children battling autism or down syndrome or other challenges is, I know it is hard but if you believe and keep up the fight you can do it. If I could do it, each and every one of you can do it too. Take it one day at a time. Your child is different but by no means any less than any other child. And I want the world to know and that is why I put the message in every Miracle 9’s products bottles.
Autism “I Take Acceptance Until They Find A Cure” – Salem