The Smith Family
My husband Craig and I have been married since 2006. We had our beautiful daughter, Mia Rayne in 2009. Little did we know, how much her journey would affect our lives and so many others.
Mia was a determined little girl from day one! A very complicated pregnancy landed me on bed rest with her at 15 weeks, after having complications starting as early as 8 weeks. After a hospital stay at 27 weeks for premature labor, about 14 ultrasounds, numerous specialist appointments, she decided to arrive at 34 weeks. We then later found out that the genetic mutations I have more than likely impacted my pregnancy, and I am very lucky that I was able to even carry her at all. In the end, a hysterectomy was preformed.
After suffering from a vaccine injury in 2010, our life was never the same. This started us on a path to recovering our daughter. I never stopped…. continuous research and mother’s intuition kept me on the search for answers.
During my search for answers, we just kept getting new diagnoses after I would battle the “you’re a first time mom” syndrome.
Mia’s list has included:
- Abnormal auditory perception
- Allergic rhinitis
- Atopic dermatitis
- Bilateral calcaneal valgus with ankle pronation
- Candidal enteritis
- Chromosome anomaly 432 kb micro duplication of 11q25
- Colitis, enteritis, and gastroenteritis of presumes infectious origin
- Common variable immune deficiency
- Developmental speech and language disorder
- Disorders of coppoer metabolism- Excess copper
- Disturbances of sulphur-bearing amino-acid metabolism
- Dysbiotic bacteria
- Failure to thrive
- Incontinence without sensory awareness
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood
- Methylenetetrahydrofolate (MTHFR) C677T mutation, single copy
- Mitochondrial disorder
- Mixed receptive-expressive language disorder
- Numerous other genetic mutations
- Nutritional deficiency
- Other disorders of mineral metabolism
- Other specified nonpsychotic mental disorders following organic brain damage
- Other specified pruritic conditions
- Pediactric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome
- Primary carnitine deficiency
- Severe diaper rash
- Sleep disturbance
- Slow transit constipation
- Static encephalopathy
- Vitamin B-6 deficiency
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Zinc deficiency
Then came the allergies…. to date we have over 157 allergies that include foods, metals, indoor/outdoor, and chemicals.
Clean eating and maintaining gluten free, dairy free, soy free, dye free and a non GMO diet has been an essential step in our life.
In my research for all things natural and non-toxic, I learned about Young Living. If you would like to read our full story, we released a book in September 2015, Hope Come in Pieces , about our journey.
I am an author, stay at home mom who homeschools Mia, wife, educator, and co-founder of Harde Rayne. Being a Warrior Mom is one of my greatest accomplishments.
Craig is currently the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the entire southern Indiana region. Craig maintains over 20 years experience in fire and medical.
Mia is a fun loving and super energetic six year old! She has been through more challenges in her life than I could have ever imagined, and she has inspired me more than I can ever describe. She continues to provide hope to many other families just by accomplishing things on a daily basis that we were told may never be possible. To follow Mia’s story, please visit our personal blog.
If you would like to read our full story, released in September 2015, Hope Come in Pieces is our book about our journey.