A few weeks ago , our dear friend Rose-Anne Turunen asked us if would participate in her ebook “For the Love of Our Children” – a project to raise awareness and funds for children with special needs and their parents.
The message in this book is so loving and heartfelt.
So is Rose-Anne`s mission, and we felt immediately that we wanted to interview her about this wonderful project.
The best thing we all can do is to GIVE LOVE – THAT IS THE GREATEST GIFT EVER !
1) How did you come up with such a fantastic book project – leading to this fund-raising mission?
I recently did a life purpose exercise that was very interesting, because it asked me to list the things that made me angry, the things that I am passionate about, and my talents. Well it turned out that it was easy to list all of the above and most of them had to do with helping children to live the best and healthiest lives possible, and spreading the word using my writing and filming talents. Now the wonderful thing that came out of this exercise was that I discovered that I was already very much on track for my life purpose, which is healing our relationship with life. I actually bought the domain name, FortheLoveofOurChildren.com years ago because I knew that I wanted to create something to help other parents who have children with special needs, but in all truth, I didn’t know at the time what it was that I was going to create. A book was always at the back of my mind… but it never fully took shape, just some random notes here and there.
Then recently I did a radio interview with Lee Gerdes, of Brain State Technologies and I knew that I needed to get my son down to Arizona to see him and get the brain training done. But the cost of flying down there, getting the treatment, staying there for a week, etc etc was a bit daunting for me. And I thought to myself, if I’m holding back getting this treatment done that could very well be completely life-changing for my son, how many other parents are holding back for their children too?
And that’s when the idea became a reality with a clear purpose. Not only did I want to share all the information I have gained over the years on my personal journey with my son, but I wanted to be able to help other parents who want to find the solutions for their children, but since these types of treatments aren’t covered by regular insurance, may have to say no due to financial circumstances.
2) Do you briefly want to share about the holistic solutions which improved your son`s health?
There have been so many “little victories” as I like to look at them. From an outside view, some may seem very insignificant, but when you are dealing with multiple challenges, each success is something to celebrate. The biggest successes I go over in the ebook in more detail, however, the two that I truly want everyone to know about is the importance of Omega 3 and Vitamin D. And not just any Omega 3 and Vitamin D… that’s the key. It was the discovery of the RIGHT kind that made all the difference. We have all been hearing how important Omega 3 is these days, especially with the attention that is being placed on childhood obesity and the staggering amounts of Omega 6 that is being consumed and setting off the balance completely. Well, on top of all that, finding an Omega 3 that our bodies readily absorb and can utilize immediately is so amazing! And for my son, it’s brought all sorts of little victories in our life and keeps doing so. And not to mention my own health has improved with more energy and clarity of mind (do you know what brain fog feels like?).
3) What results do you have?
I will always remember this one day after we started taking the Auum Omega 3 Sublingual D supplement. I was walking outside with my son just as the stars were starting to come out for the night. We lived in the countryside at the time and the stars are always so dazzling and bright, but as much as I pointed them out to him in the past, he either didn’t see them or had no interest in looking. But this one evening, just a week or so after starting the new supplement, he looked up at the sky and pointed at this one beautiful bright star. It was like it was the first time he had ever seen a star. He was completely entranced and I was so completely excited that he finally noticed. This is what I mean by a “little victory”. It may seem like such a minor thing to some, but to me it showed that my son’s world was opening up. And it was a clear sign for me that we were on the right path.
4) How has this changed your son`s life and your life?
When I first put my son into the school system, I remember having the school psychologist tell me that I should be preparing for the fact that my son will be institutionalized when he is older. I can’t tell you the shock and hurt that I felt hearing her say that to me. It was as if she wanted me to just give up right there and then, and he was only 4 years old!
Over the years, my son’s overall health has improved with each new discovery and solution we have found. There are still many challenges that we are working on daily. However, my faith in finding solutions grows every day as well. And I know that I can find the solutions and the support to take me to the next part of our journey together.
What I have truly learned and want to share with other parents, is that it doesn’t matter what point of the journey you are currently on, know that you are not alone because there is someone else out there going through something very similar to what you are experiencing. So find people who you can talk to about your unique situation, share what you have discovered, ask questions, and most of all, rely on your intuition. When you allow yourself to open up to the possibilities out there, the possibilities are limitless. These are all the things that I would want someone to keep reminding me on this journey.
5) How was your encounter with the health professionals – how did your son “deal” with this?…
I wish I could say I have been 100% supported by all the doctors I have dealt with over the years. Unfortunately, as I also mention in some of the stories in the ebook, I have come across some whose viewpoints differed greatly from mine. So much so, I chose to move on to find medical support elsewhere. And also, in all honesty, I don’t always tell all the doctors we see everything that we are doing. And quite frankly, many don’t ask if we are doing anything else.
However, for example, at our recent cardio exam at Sick Kids Hospital, I did tell our doctor about the supplements I have been giving my son (Auum Omega 3) because I believe it could help other children as well. Maybe it’s the whisper in the doctor’s ear that will make a difference for another child. And while some doctors may look at me funny when they see the EMF pendant around my son’s neck, I do explain what it does and why he is wearing it. I leave it up to them to take personal responsibility with the information they receive.
When we are at all the medical appointments and dealing with all the different protocols, testing, and such, my son relies on me as his support. I have learned over time that as long as I am positive and strong, so is my son. And so I will remain that way as we continue to experiment and explore all our options.
Canadian best-selling author, radio show host, and iTV personality, Rose-Anne Turunen loves to inspire others to wake up to their innate abilities to heal and create the life of their dreams. An independent documentary producer, she often tackles controversial topics that she is passionate about and that she feels need mass awareness.
Her journey of healing began when she had her two children that led her on a path of discovery and learning that was unforeseen due to her son being born with a genetic condition. Rose-Anne eventually went beyond the traditional medical advice that didn’t provide workable solutions, only labels and dark outcomes for his future, to discover the powerful and life changing force of universal energy — in particular the powerful energy of love.
Rose-Anne is here to support the children of the world who need solutions beyond those that the traditional medical system can provide at this time. And she is also here to support the women and men who are mothers and fathers to these wonderful children, to assist them on a path to growth and personal power and responsibility.
Rose-Anne wants to remind everyone that they are powerful healers for the world. And together we can help our children rejoice in their unique journey during this lifetime.
Please visit www.FortheLoveofOurChildren.com for more information and to support children with special needs.
We humbly thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Rose-Anne, for letting us be a part of your LOVE !
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