When Mika was 6, he heroically saved a baby from a vicious dog attack. In doing so, Mika suffered a serious bite in his face and required plastic surgery. To thank everyone for the outpouring of sympathy, he started baking cookies. It's something he's continued for the last eight years, with such success that it became a business. Mika's Heavenly Cookies earned him local fame, as well as several thousand dollars for his college fund.
Through the years, the Scotts enjoyed typical childhood pleasures, along with typical childlike questions, like when Mika asked Kimberly whom he looked like.
"At that moment, I'm thinking, I know he's not noticing already," Kimberly said. "I knew eventually I was going to tell him how he was conceived, because I never wanted to keep secrets from him. I always wanted to be honest with him."
Kimberly and Eric felt the truth was important. So yet again, they were faced with a tough call: how and when to tell Mika the circumstances surrounding his conception. At age 8, Kimberly decided Mika was mature enough to learn the truth.
"I was shocked. I didn't even know what to think. I was blown away," said Mika, now 14. "It was hard to take it."
For Kimberly, there have been unexpected occasions, when looking at Mika can be a painful reminder.
"I like to hug and kiss, and a couple of times my son approached me with his hands out wanting to give me a hug and I could feel myself pulling back," she said.
Kimberly says she is now at the point where she no longer thinks of the rape when she looks at Mika. She has never contacted the man who she says raped her and she does not intend to. But surprisingly Mika says he may someday want to search him out.
"I really want to meet him, that's all," said Mika. "See what he looks like and see where I get my resemblance from."
The decision whether to make contact with him will be yet another difficult one and there is the choice Kimberly made to speak with us. Why share this painful chapter? Kimberly said she wanted to let people know they too can move on from difficult times.