|TWO BOYS WERE BORN IN
DECEMBER OF 1993 . . .
Both were greeted by loving, caring parents who welcomed their first-born sons into their hearts and homes. Both sets of parents were blissfully unaware of a hidden threat to their son’s lives.
The first little family lived in the Midwest where, within a few years, it became clear that their precious child was not the healthy boy they had prayed for. By age four, that golden haired boy of their dreams was in end stage kidney failure from an undetected urethra blockage.
THE DAMAGE HAD BEGUN EVEN BEFORE HIS BIRTH AND WAS NOW IRREVESIBLE
The other child, also from the Midwest, sadly spent many days in the children’s hospital where he too was eventually diagnosed with the same, rare condition that only one in 8,000 little boys are born with and few survive.
His caring parents were heartbroken but accepted his prognosis and carefully followed the protocols given by their trusted physician. After surgery to remove the urethral blockage, his mother faithfully learned the mechanics of peritoneal dialysis at home. As she cared for her son, she prayed he would live to the required age of twelve when a life saving transplant would give her baby a much more normal life.
Hope kept her going as she watched her little one suffer more than any child should. His father sang him to sleep each night, grieving the lack of growth, the pain he was powerless to stop, and the future he feared would never happen.
Always in the back of their minds lived the reality that few children tolerate eight years of dialysis.
Meanwhile, the golden haired boy moved with his parents to the northwest where he grew up without dialysis, swimming in the creek, and playing cowboys and Indians in the woods. His mother watched with joy as her once pale, frail son grew stronger and taller, enjoying life as all little boys should.
His father hid his tears when handed a lab report showing his son’s kidney function had come back, from almost none--to 90%.
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
Both sets of parents would have given their lives for their son, and each did their best for their child.
The difference is in the power of natural healing.
While one mother learned to run a dialysis machine, the golden haired boy’s mom studied herbs and nutrition as though her sons life depended on it . . . because it did. She found the courage and faith to make simple herbal extracts in her kitchen, saving her son from the grim picture painted by modern medicine.
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