Recovery is Real
Recovery IS Real!
written by Becky Davila
The diagnosis of Autism due to vaccine injury was the single most important diagnosis any of my children ever received, and if you are a mother who has recently learned your child has been diagnosed with autism as a result of vaccine injury, I am guessing you feel the same. However, despite what you may have been told, all of the symptoms you know as “Autism”, also correlate with underlying medical challenges, and there is real hope that your child can make tremendous progress- potentially even recover. I will forever be indebted to those parents that selflessly dedicated their lives to uncovering this truth, and even more so to those that were brave enough to speak out.
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. We don’t have all the answers yet, but 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 was later diagnosed as an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Keep in mind, 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.
However, when you set aside the label of your child’s diagnosis and begin to dig deeper down the infinite rabbit hole, you may find different influencing factors to each of your child’s individual challenges. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, heavy medical toxicity, inflammation, food sensitivities, and autoimmune issues are some of the most common. By treating your child for the real challenges they are facing internally, each of those debilitating symptoms can start to diminish or lessen.
You might be thinking that sounds too good to be true. Believe it or not, children CAN and HAVE made full recoveries.
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all method in the pursuit of recovery. (That would make things a little too easy on us, right!?) And most importantly, when wading through the realm of Biomedical Treatments, there is one thing you must always keep in mind: not every child recovers. There is a myriad of factors that come into play to determine whether or not, and to what extent, a child will recover. Some of these include the age of the child when they begin treatments, their vaccination and toxic burden, and their unique genetic makeup. However, losing a formal diagnosis is not the point of recovery and should not be the ultimate goal for your child. 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 this road, I went through 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 so many take 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. If only I had known then everything I know now, so much time would have not been wasted.
Despite everything I have learned and everything I have been told from the countless pediatricians, therapists, and developmental professionals; nothing had more of an impact on my children than the day I 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!