I can’t believe it, but it’s already been a decade! It seems like just yesterday that Abram was constantly waking in the middle of the night to wander around his room, pound on walls, and, often times, hurt himself. I definitely don’t miss those countless nights sitting up outside his room to ensure he was safe. From what started out as my personal mission as a mother searching for a safe solution to her son’s sleep issues, to the birth of The Safety Sleeper and then a nation, it has been quite an amazing and humbling journey these past 10 years – one that would not have been possible without the support of you, my Abram’s Nation family!

Before Abram’s Nation and The Safety Sleeper, I had tried many crazy things to ensure Abram had a safe night’s sleep, from watching Super Nanny and researching what other parents were doing, to purchasing a crib tent. I understood the absolute desperation these parents were feeling, and I was in search of a lifeline. This inspired me to develop The Safety Sleeper, a medical-grade, enclosed canopy bed system designed for anyone living with a diagnosis that affects safe sleep or routine sleep schedules. With the relief afforded by a few nights of sound sleep, and as I heard from many of you who were also searching for solutions for safe sleep and other concerns in your everyday lives, I realized Abram’s Nation was my calling. The rest, as they say, is history!

Fast forward 10 years and I have to pinch myself to make sure this is all real. I’m so unbelievably blessed to go into the office every day and empower others to voice their needs, and then deliver innovative solutions to improve their everyday lives. I’m excited about the new products we’re introducing this year, which have been inspired by listening to your needs. I feel like Santa Claus 365 days a year. Who else can say their job is to create new products for families with special needs and provide a community of support, understanding and acceptance?

The Safety Sleeper helps a San Antonio family reach a millstone. To honor this milestone and special community, we’re launching a Pay-It-Forward program. I invite you to nominate deserving families across the world in a drawing to win the Abram’s Nation featured product of the month. The Pay-It-Forward program launches this month and continues through November 2019, as a 10-month celebration of our 10-year anniversary. I hope to celebrate all of you and reach new families who are in need of not only our products and resources, but also our Abram’s Nation community and the knowledge that they are not alone on this journey. As I reflect on my many blessings, please join me in commemorating a decade of product innovation and community the only way I know how – by paying it forward!

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