Dear Near Future👋🏽🙏🏽…

Dear Near Future…

 Soon, I want Jaden to be healthy and happy. I want jay and I to face our fears about school and anything else that brings us anxiety or distress. I want my son to be in an educational environment where he is thriving not just surviving. I want him to be in an environment where educators, mentors and protectors’ dwell.
I want Jaden to be around his peers so that he can establish positive and lasting friendships. I want him to be in an educational environment that promotes kindness, compassion, and love.
I want his educational environment to encourage his curiosities so, long as they are school appropriate. I want his educators, mentors and protectors to discipline fairly, compassionately and most of all keep me abreast to what is happening to my son while he is in school. WE want to trust EVERYONE that is on school premises! Teamwork makes the dream-work!!

My son used to love school and I want him to fall in love with school again! I loved school and still do; I would love a master’s degree, but our education system is disgusting. People who are narrow minded and not really invested in our Education are in control of our future. Their ignorance and lack of leadership discourages me from getting my Masters. Plus, higher Education is expensive A.S.F. and if I’m going to invest in myself, my future,
I want to be able to choose all my classes and not be limited to certain classes. There were plenty of communications that I wanted to take but couldn’t because I had to take other classes I wasn’t interested in. I do agree a student should be well rounded in different areas, but WE should get to choose what we take.  I have a bachelor’s degree in communications and I also have an associate in medical assisting. Two different majors but together they have been changing my life.

I was headed into my junior year of high school when I got pregnant with my son. Before I got pregnant, I loved school and was excited about the educational path I was going to take. Everything that I was exposed to in kindergarten, elementary and middle school helped prepared me for my high school experiences.  Except, getting pregnant that is. I had the privilege of taken classes in high school that helped me release my creative gene and communication was a major where I could release my creative genius. When my son was diagnosed, I stopped my bachelor’s degree and pursued medical assisting. I wanted to do massage therapy, but a great counselor listened to my story and suggest I take up medical assisting, as it would make me more well-rounded to deal with doctors.  My instincts constantly reminded me to not let doctors’ experiment with Jaden. Yes, there will be trial and error but certain things we are not down for, I don’t care what the statistics are.

 My son was 2 when he was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal disorder called MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. MECP2 has many symptoms but my son suffers from epilepsy, hypotonia, sleep apnea, reoccurring constipation, is more susceptible to respiratory infections, and is globally delayed. On May 31, 2019 Jaden went in for what should have been a routine MRI, but it turned into a nightmare. He never woke up from the anesthesia and ended up in ICU for nine days. Seven of those days he was hooked up to a ventilator and on an ass load of pharmaceuticals. He spent a total of 14 days in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During this hospital stay I also found out his aortic root is moderate to severely enlarged. Jaden is currently on restricted activity level. This life changing event rolled up almost 4 months after I had to pull Jaden out of Atlantic County Special Services School which is in Mays Landing, NJ.


On January 18 and February 14, 2019 my son was neglected and abused on school premises. On January 18 he had a bloody nose and none of the faculty could explain why there was dry and wet blood inside and outside his nose.
On February 14, the nurse and his teacher said he was playing on the floor and that’s when they noticed a scrape under his nose and what looked like a chapped lip. In my son’s IEP, Individualized Education Program, it states my son is to have a one to one personal aide 360 minutes daily. Where was his personal aide when these incidents happened? Why wasn’t an incident report filed? Why wasn’t I contacted January 18th? The nurse called me February 14th but that’s only because I complained about not being contact about the January 18th incident.  I filed a complaint with the resource officer stationed to ACSSSD, but he didn’t find any foul play. I asked him for a copy of the report, and he said no problem. However, when I requested the report from Hamilton township, they denied my request. I filed a complaint with the Department of Child Protective Agency and their report was inconclusive.  I also requested my son’s school records from Atlantic County Special Services School and Hamilton Township school district, neither institution has provided me with those documents.

Continuing, it feels AMAZING writing about how challenging 2019 has been. My biggest fears have manifested, and it is now time for healing. My son and I are fearful to go back to school and we both have PTSD from everything that has happened thus far but the one thing that has kept us going is GOD. We must ask GOD daily, to help us to forgive Atlantic County Special Services School and Hamilton township for their negligence, abuse, lack of response and lack of compassion. I pray that all parties involved have repented or choose a path that will bring them closer to GOD. All parties involved should be grateful that Jesus and GOD reached me before I could reach them. On September 10, 2019, I received a letter from Marylynn Stecher who the supervisor of Special Education and Child Study Teams. Ms. Stecher wanted to remind me that the Hamilton Township School District shall remain ready and willing to provide my son with a free and appropriate education. I think its adorable that the township wants to provide my son an education but wont even give me my son’s educational record nor will they give me the truth as to what happened to him while he was at school January 18th and February 14th.  

Dear near future,

    My son and I will find success in our educational environments. Educational environments where we will be safe, protected, nurtured and thirsty for knowledge. Jaden used to love school but has become timid about his educational future. I could live without a master’s degree, but my son was in 6th grade when the BS happened at Atlantic County Special Services School. He still has a great deal of primary education to gain. One of the reasons I loved school was because of the educators, counselors, faculty and staff that worked in the environment. I was blessed with some phenomenal people who nurtured, motivated, protected and educated me. I want my son to feel safe when he’s at school. I want him to have all the same educational opportunities I did.  DAMN THE SPECIAL NEEDS, DAMN HIS RACE, DAMN ALL THOSE STEREOTYPES THAT EXIST IN THIS 3D WORLD!!  This world and societies mind set is narrow minded and that is part of the reason our EDUCATIONAL system is DISCOMBOBULATED!

30 Things About Dominique😵

  1. I love Animals especially dolphins, owls and tigers
  2. I Love to eat especially Soul and Italian food
  3. I Love music
  4. I like to sing
  5. I Like playing outside but Love playing outside in the rain
  6. I Love thunderstorms
  7. I Love Egypt
  8. I Love learning new things
  9. I Love school, kinda want a masters degree but the way our education system is set up 😫😢🥱
  10. I Love to swim
  11. I Love star gazing
  12. I Love being a mom
  13. I Love to shuffle cards
  14. I Love to sew
  15. I Love to do arts and crafts, I think creativity is one of my superpowers 💪🏽
  16. I Love making videos
  17. I love spending time with my family
  18. I like going on road trips
  19. I Love earth science
  20. Spiders creep me out but I am fascinated by how they spin their webs
  21. I Love writing in my journal especially when I can write at the beach & when I’m board I draw on myself
  22. I Love watching movies
  23. I’m afraid of the dark and the darkness that dwells within me
  24. I Love getting my nails done
  25. I enjoy helping people
  26. I like playing video games
  27. I Love numbers.. I hated math in school but now I think I’m crushing on math😍
  28. I like doing science experiments
  29. I love the fall..hoodies, leather jackets and boots complete me 💃🏽
  30. I Love spending time alone, I often need it to recharge…being around a lot of people or large crowds drains my energy 💩😫😴😃😎

Shout Out to Disney for inspiring me to do this list 💜💙💚💛🧡

30 Things About Jaden 🧐

  1. I Love shrimp
  2. I Love essential oils
  3. I Love Spider man
  4. I Love pillows
  5. I Love playing peek-a-boo
  6. I Love getting and giving kisses when I’m in the mood
  7. I like hats
  8. I like playing on the computer
  9. I Love reading books
  10. I like watching TV
  11. I like playing in the park
  12. I Love slushies 🍧
  13. I Love colorful things especially the colour RED 💯
  14. I Love musical instruments
  15. I like doing arts and crafts
  16. I like trains
  17. I love animals but not in real-time except cats, dogs or horses
  18. I Love to dance
  19. I Love eating food especially desert
  20. I Love going on road trips🚗✈
  21. I Love staying in hotels
  22. I Love birthday celebrations🎈🎁
  23. I Love roller coasters
  24. I like boats
  25. I love sports
  26. I love playing in the water, on rainy days I like splashing in the puddles
  27. I like going to school
  28. I love Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama…those are my presidents 😎
  29. I like getting my hair cut
  30. I love going grocery store 🛒

2019 Lessons

One of my favorite hobbies is writing and drawing in my journal. I love back to school sales because that’s when I stockpile my journals. Staples usually has composition notebooks on sale for 50 cents. I get enough notebooks to last me a whole year. #Winning

Lately, I’ve been carrying my journal with me everywhere, as I’ve been a cluster fuck of emotions. 2019 has been a complex year for me on all levels. I had to withdraw my special needs son from school because he was neglected and abused on school premises. I had to quit my job once my son was out of school, I had a death in the family that rocked me to the core and then my precious baby boy almost died. All those events happened within the first 6 months of 2019.

Valentine’s Day 2019 was my son’s last day of school, March 30th was last day of work, my loved one pasted in April and my son spent 2 weeks in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in June 2019. Unfavorable situations kept happening and I couldn’t understand why but, in a way, I knew 2019 was going to be a year of change. Nothing could have prepared me for the situations that happened but in hindsight these things happened for a reason. The common theme that seemed to be appearing was facing and conquering fears. I’ve always felt fearless on some levels but within the last 2 years I had become fearful to live my life. I was just existing instead of living. That was one of the reasons all my fears started coming to fruition.


We are halfway through the year and 2019 has taught me many things. Besides conquering my fears, I have also learned numerous lessons. These are the lessons that have helped me with the healing process:

  1. I believe in GOD more then I ever have before in my life. He has been showing up and showing out!!
  2. Faith and a positive attitude can influence people and things around you.
  3. Time waits for no one and all life is truly precious!
  4. Saying No is Okay! Cutting off people and vices that no longer suite you are Okay too. It hurts but I promise it’s worth it!!
  5. SELF LOVE & Self RESPECT ARE SO IMPORTANT
  6. Going through dark times is an important part of growth. Dark times show you what you’re made of. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, There is always light in the darkness and There is always light when you’re NBETWEEN 2 Worlds.

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