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Behind the Breakthroughs


May 21, 2019

In this episode we chat with a loving Mother whose son's diagnosis with autism inspired her on her personal journey of self-discovery.  Shedescribes her journey as a continued marathon, where she is constantly evolving.  She also explains how living through adversity by experiencing heartache and pain, struggling with addiction, to recently graduating with her MA in Business Administration has helped her build character within herself, which has ultimately helped her family.

 

Meet Simone Greggs, Mother of Jeremiah Josey (Episode #40) a recent graduate, momager, and an advocate for children with autism. Simone talks about her personal journey of being a single Mother and her mission was for her son to not be another statistic. Through sacrifice and unconditional love she made it a point to show up for her son when she needed to show up.  From fighting with professionals to get the correct diagnosis, to advocating for Jeremiah to be placed in a private school that would meet his needs, to attending IEP meetings, Simone's tenacity and determination has allowed Jeremiah to fulfill his dreams.  Her motto is one that we should all live by..."If I'm not going to give up, then you can't give up!"  This is an episode that you don't want to miss!

 

IN THIS EPISODE:

 

MINDSHIFT (takeaways)

  1. Keep God first.
  2. Surround yourself with people who genuinely love and care for you and your family.
  3. Cultivate and tap into the gifts of your child. Do not forcing your child to do what we want, it's about cultivating what they are passionate about.  When you do that the rest will be easy.
  4. You can’t worry about what people think of you and what you are doing.