Here’s something you might not know about Dr Andy Kamerman’s ADHD story. The story he is about to share changed the course of his life. Omaha area kids are able to avoid the pain of Dr Andy’s ADHD story about growing up and this is the BIG reason why Dr Andy created Radiant Life.
He was a kid with sensory challenges growing up. That is why these events shaped his life .
“During 5th grade is my first major breakdown when school and home life became my battle ground. I couldn’t sit still, focus enough to have meaningful relationships, or control the volume of my talking. Sadly, this was my “normal” that I was living.
The First Struggle Of Andy’s ADHD Story
My sensory struggles began getting so bad that in 7th grade my best friend’s parents were told that I was a “BAD KID” by our social studies teacher. He advised them that Ken should never hang out with me. 5 years later Ken finally told me what happened. I just wanted to know why everyone else in our friend group hungout at Ken’s house without me during 7th and 8th grade. I was in shock.
The End Was Too Near
Toward the end of 8th grade it hit me hard again. The same feelings of overwhelm, worthlessness, and frustration came upon me as it seemed I could do nothing right. I told my mom I wanted to kill myself! (WHAT? WHY WOULD A KID FEEL LIKE THIS?!)
The feeling of overwhelm drove me to dark places. My parents felt it too. They had to watch with no answers and no idea why school and friendships were so hard for me.
My parents did everything they could BUT there was a huge missing piece to the puzzle.
We spent the rest of my schooling experience going to specialists, trying medications, and listening to recommendations just to get a handle on my struggle. Specialists made guesses and ran tests but never came up with answers besides I may have ADHD.
This label didn’t tell us anything we didn’t know. I couldn’t stay seated, struggled to focus, felt STUPID, and was bored in about 2 seconds after the teacher started talking.
Losing Hope In An ADHD Medicine Fix
My family medical doctor was supportive of anything my parents wanted to try to help me. I still hate the feeling of being zoned out just like when I was a sensitive child. Both my parents are award winning teachers and still, they had no strategies for the “bad student” that they had.
Looking back now, I clearly see the tears in their eyes from the constant calls they received from school all those years again and again. All my parents wanted was for their child to be emotionally well and successful in school.
After learning to push through the struggle of focus and needing to move, I made it all the way to doctor school. Finally!
This is after again, failing out of college once and getting denied from a program in pharmacy 3 times. My story is powerful in healthcare. Thank you God.
Deep down I have a drive to help people through struggles. It became obvious once I graduated that I had to share this God-given drive with others.”
How Does Dr Andy’s ADHD Story Help?
Moms and dads get to experience the fruit of Dr Andy’s story! It was meant to explain what is happening in your child’s brain, not just give you a label, a stack of resources, and wish you well.
We created Radiant Life to find your family answers. You’re not alone. Because of all the struggles in Dr Andy’s story he was able to develop a 4 STEP METHOD to understanding and overcoming a majority of sensory struggles because God made the brain to heal and regulate itself… EVERY. TIME.
What Is The 4 Step Method Of Overcoming Sensory Struggles?
The order of how we help kids is key! It’s truly what makes all the difference and allows us to have amazing results every time. Our passion is working with neurological cases like ADHD, behavior struggles, autism, sensory processing, chronic ear/sinus infections, seizures, and any other neurodevelopmental struggles. We are here to relate and give resources.
First, we need to understand exactly what is going on inside your child’s brain. At this point every decision in the future is based on calming and reorganizing how your child’s brain is working vs overwhelming them.
Second, we measure the sensory system because without the sensation of “themselves” functioning properly (PROPRIOCEPTOIN/INTROCEPTION) your child’s brain function gets restricted to a much smaller level. This does not mean a child is dumb but it does mean their ability to use their intelligence and emotion is reduced greatly! Without a solid foundation of a brain ready to receive sensory input parents are spending so much effort attempting to make therapy work efficiently. Set this foundation so kids can thrive!!!
Third, we identify major lifestyle triggers to remove or manage. We call them Rocket Fuels at Radiant Life. These stresses are dropping rocket fuel bombs on kids expecting them to behave, stay focused, and not get sick. Once we identify triggers you get to decide when to pull it and live with the repercussions of it.
Fourth, we look at the which areas a child is struggling most. At this point we can clearly see what therapies will launch your child to their next goal. Whether it is a therapist in Occupational, Physical, Speech, Psychologist, Behavioral, etc we will help you find the next step.
Delivering Hope Through Dr Andy’s ADHD Story
So, for those Omaha families that have a child struggling with a related condition that hasn’t improved with traditional medicine or alternative medicine it’s time to see what Radiant Life can do to help.
We’re offering answers of what is happening in your child’s brain, a consultation, exam, and adjustment for only $100. We’ve helped many kids over the years using safe and non-medicine methods.
Our phone number is 402-915-0846.
We’re located at 11320 S Davenport St, Omaha, NE.
Due to our busy schedule we accept a limited number of new patients every month. We are a fun non-judgmental environment, full of answers and action steps.