Recovery is Real
Recovery IS Real!
written by Becky Davila
As a parent of a child with an Autism diagnosis or vaccine injury, that singlehandedly could be the most important statement you are ever told about your child’s condition. It definitely was for me and my children. I will forever be indebted to those parents that selflessly dedicated their lives to finding the answers, and even more so to those that were brave enough to share them. Despite what you may have been told, all of the symptoms you know as “Autism” correlate with underlying medical challenges, and there is hope your child can make tremendous progress; potentially even recover.
Research continues to evolve every year with the goal that we will someday be able to pinpoint what exactly is causing an epidemic of Autism in children today. As of right now what we do know is that genetic susceptibility paired with environmental factors are the key components of what Autism is. Most commonly parents report that vaccinations played a significant role in triggering a developmental regression into what is later diagnosed as an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism, as described by DSMV, is essentially just a list of symptoms presented by a child that qualifies them for a diagnosis and services. It does not describe the very things driving those symptoms of Autism.
If you dig deeper down the infinite rabbit hole, you may find the influencing factors to each of your child’s individual challenges. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, heavy medical toxicity, inflammation, food sensitivities, and auto immune issues… just to name a few. When you set aside the label of your child’s diagnosis and you start treating your child for the real challenges they are facing internally, each of those debilitating symptoms start to diminish one by one. You might be thinking that sounds too good to be true. Believe it or not, children CAN and HAVE made full recoveries.
There are many different avenues and road maps one can take to improve or heal their child from Autism or Vaccine Injury. Unfortunately, there is not a one size fits all method in the pursuit of recovery, that would make things a little too easy on us, right? When first entering the realm of Biomedical Treatments, there is a vital point you must always keep in mind: not every child recovers. There are many factors that come in to play in regard to whether or not or how much a child will recover. Some of these include the age of the child when they began treatments, their vaccination and toxic burden, and genetic mutations or unique genetic makeup. “Recovery” or losing a formal diagnosis should not be the ultimate goal for your child though. If we focus on the things we DO have control over and the things we CAN improve, then we are able to give our children the best chance of living an independent, happy, healthy and fulfilled life. What is more important than health and happiness? A label does not define the individual; don’t ever let that hinder you from believing your child can reach their maximum potential.
Like most parents traveling on this road, I went thru a mourning period after my oldest son received the official medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. He was still non-verbal, and I so longed to hear his sweet baby voice call me “mama”, something the general population takes for granted. “The things I have seen here today and the things you have described to me all fit an Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Those words spoken to me by the top developmental pediatrician in our state stole every daydream, aspiration, and hopeful expectation I ever had for my son’s future from me in just an instance. If only I had known then everything I know now, so much time would have not been wasted.
Despite everything I have learned and been told from the countless pediatricians, therapists, and developmental professionals; nothing had more of an impact on my children than the day I had discovered hope. Hope that I will have conversations with my children and hear all of their silly jokes and wildest dreams. Hope that my children will have friends and be integrated into a general education classroom. Hope that my children will never be defined by a label, but instead be allotted all of the same opportunities and abilities as every other child. Hope they will live the life they deserve and were meant to have. Hope has always been and will always be one of the most vital pieces to every family’s autism puzzle.
My wish is that every parent can be empowered to discover the truth and give their child the tools they need no matter what their socioeconomic status or educational background is. Recovering a child is not limited to those with degrees in the health field or those with unlimited financial resources. No matter who you are, where you live, or what you have… there are so many opportunities for you to help your child heal and thrive. I am not a medical professional. I do not have all of the answers. But, I am a warrior mom on a mission. I have witnessed real life miracles and have disproven what all of our pediatricians insisted to be the truth. The potential to help your child improve is limitless. Recovering a child involves indescribable amounts of sacrifice and dedication, but I promise you it is not out of reach and you will not regret trying. There is so much hope to be had. Find that hope and hold on to it like your child’s life depends on it; because it does. Who your children are tomorrow, begins with what you do today!