It was 2009 when my son was born. I was only twenty three, and I was all he had. The economy had collapsed and even with my Pratt Institute degree, I could not find a stable job. I worked three odd jobs while I was pregnant, it was one of the most physically and emotionally hardest times of my life.
After facing my greatest fear being alone and pregnant, I felt fearless.
It was when I felt God, it was a warm presence inside of me that I could not explain. Something I could not touch or see, but the feeling felt more real than anything that I have ever seen or touched. I let go of the plan I had for myself and let God lead me where I was meant to be.
I guess that is called faith. And faith is what guided me to trust, even if my logical mind would question how it was going to be possible. At the core of my being, I knew all things are possible with God.
I had always dreamed of being an inventor as a child, yet everyone around me would tell me that everything already has been invented. I believed them for a long time until the idea of the one hand diaper cream applicator came to me. The thought of it helping other parents that were going through all of the struggles I was filled my heart with so much joy.
I had no money nor knowledge of how to even write a Patent, so I called the Patent office and spoke with a lady that suggested a book on How To Patent It Yourself. I spent hours working on it while my baby Ayden was asleep.
It was over five years later that I was Awarded a US Utility Patent for the One Hand Diaper Cream Applicator I named SwipenSnap. I knew with all my heart I had to bring it to life and share it with others, so I quit my corporate America job, moved back home with my mom and began the journey of making my dream come true.
God only knows what I went through those first three years, I wanted to give up so many times but something deep inside of me would not let me no matter how hard things got. In my heart I believe it was God telling me, keep going you are almost there.
Now after over ten years after inventing SwipenSnap my dream has finally come true, I met the Sharks on Shark Tank! And I can finally now say that I knew at my very core that was the path that God had for me I saw it clear as day and kept it to myself because I am pretty sure most people would try to talk me out of believing that a single mom living on food stamps could do such things.
But they just did not know that I have God in my heart.
And with God all things are possible if you believe.
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