By Ariane Zurcher
You thought my autism was hurting me and that you needed to remove it, but you did not understand that it is a neurological difference and fear caused you to behave with desperation.” ~ Emma on the topic of the three stem cell treatments we did in 2010
This post had to begin with Emma’s words.
I’ve written enough to fill a book on fear and where that took us. Stem cell treatments, spending all night on the internet searching for the next great “miracle” cure, taking my child from one specialist and doctor to the next, this is where fear took me. I’ve deleted a great many posts where I express my tortured fear, but if you go to the first post, the post that began this blog almost four years ago, you will see in excruciatingly slow detail where fear took me. Fear caused by those “alarming statistics” used ad nauseam by organizations like Autism Speaks, drives many like me to go to incredible lengths to “help” our child. Blinded by abject fear we pursue things that can cause our children real harm, both physical and emotional. The toll our fear can take on our children cannot be overstated.
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