Olivia's journey has been rough - to say the least. Born perfectly healthy, her declining health has always been called a mystery. Fifteen years have come and gone, with no change to the daily seizures that have held our hearts hostage..... until now. Finding HOPE and healing for our girl began with the introduction of Medicinal Cannabis - A controversial treatment for untreatable seizure disorders.

Her story briefly -

At 18-months she developed little "shaking spells" in the middle of the night. Olivia's journey has been rough - to say the least. Born perfectly healthy, her declining health has always been called a mystery. Fifteen years have come and gone, with no change to the daily seizures that have held our hearts hostage..... until now. Finding HOPE and healing for our girl began with the introduction of Medicinal Cannabis - A controversial treatment for untreatable seizure disorders.The Neurologist called them "Generalized Myoclonic Seizures". In many cases this can be the beginning of a degenerative condition, but month after month Olivia “defied” this inaccurate diagnosis by continuing to develop normally. Several months later, after a medical procedure, the little "shakes" became large jerks that would catapult her to the floor. She stopped talking, stopped responding to our voice and appeared have entered her own little world. The seizures continued to change. They soon became "drop" seizures and would come on with no warning and she would fall or crash into whatever was in front or below her. They continued to worsen into classic tonic clonic seizures that would last anywhere between 40 to 90 seconds.

Complexity was the word often used to describe Olivia's condition. We've done our due diligence.....we tried all the medications, none worked. We tried the supplement route through a well-known clinic in Chicago. We then tried the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), to which the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet is developed from. We saw such amazing results from this diet we decided to take her off the many supplements she was taking because we didn't think she needed them. Well, we were wrong, and she crashed. Apparently, the supplements were helping her --- it was not a coincidence. It made sense that to get her back (at least to the place before pulling the supplements away), we should just put her back on the supplements -- but it didn't happen that way. The complexity often used to describe her was now ten fold, any change we made "upset" her fragile hypersensitivity to change and her path became even more confusing and "crooked". The Medicinal Cannabis has finally given us a mechanism to control the extreme Neurological Inflammation racing through her little body -- something every anticonvulsant medication failed to deliver on.

Our beautiful girl

Our beautiful girl

As a parent to a severely autistic child who has daily uncontrolled seizures, the memory of her being "normal" has never been forgotten. The hope of helping, if not stopping her daily suffering has been an uphill journey. Approaching her situation from a diet perspective is not an entirely new idea. Olivia was on a version of the SCD diet in 2005 with some success because I never introduced the homemade yogurt, which is the main healing modality. The main difference between then and now is the knowledge base of Dr. McBride and her ability to share the wealth of information she personally gathered as she cured her own severely autistic child with the SCD diet.

I do respect and am thankful for the excellent emergency practices of the conventional medical institution. Their services have literally saved Olivia's life on numerous occasions. Alternative care has taught me so much about the power of your own immune system, and the tragedy that can follow when the immune system is damaged. Why these two worlds can't work together to shape and protect us all is a shame.

This blog is really about our journey over the last 15 years. Although the focus is Olivia and her recovery, I will also include how this has affected our whole family and how we have dealt with this unexpected interruption in our lives.


Hebrews 11:1 -

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

The People's Truth

Last night, a couple friends and I went to the premier of the controversial movie ‘Vaxxed II:The People’s Truth’ . 
I’ve been up front and honest as to what destroyed Olivia’s life, and it is detailed in this movie. 
These are the people’s stories, so if you question my believability, sink your teeth into one of the many stories of lives destroyed and talked about in the movie.
Hundreds......thousands of stories similar to mine. Olivia’s name is 1 of over 7000 names written on a bus that toured the United States and is a moving memorial dedicated to those injured.
I was fortunate enough to meet and visit Polly Tommey, the executive producer of this movie and the mother of a vaccine injured son, in August 2017. This was three months before the first devastating hospital stay. As I rewatched the video, I couldn’t help but notice how unwell Olivia appears - especially compared to her today. 
I will post the movie trailer in the comments.
Our conversation was videotaped and here is that link

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Trailer for Vaxxed II: The People's Truth








Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Update on Olivia ❤️


Happy Wednesday everyone!
Wanted to give a quick update on Olivia!!
Thank God she continues to get stronger and stronger with each passing day. I've been so busy researching and self-teaching therapies and protocols that have benefited my beautiful girl......and they are working!!! 



Remember? We are on a new path. A path filled with new information on the damage her body sustained from her childhood vaccines.
Here are some highlights:
I have continued to wean her off damaging medications and with each decrease her vitality is coming back.
Her strength is 90% back from the 2018 hospital stay from hell! They discharged her with a "new normal". That new normal was tube feeding with no head control, no sitting and definitely no standing or walking. Look at this girl!!!! Sitting up straight and proud! (check out my blog for full story on our hospital stay - www.restoringolivia.com
She is able to move and control her arms and legs. Weird, right? After that disastrous hospital stay, she could not lift her arms and legs without assistance. I'm pleased to say that she is now free to control her arms and legs! So exciting!! I'm researching a condition that was mentioned when she was first discharged ---- functional paralysis -- I'll tell you more about it later.
We have a busy November on tap
- dental appointments to figure out how to get her smile back (with front teeth that is)
-we are working on eating skills
-continuing a protocol to give her body what it needs to recover, while taking away medications that have done more harm then good.
-walking, walking, walking
xo,
Kelly