by Debbie Browne
“Jesus stopped and ordered the blind man to be brought over. When he had come near, Jesus asked, “What do you want from me?” He said, “Master, I want to see again.” Jesus said, “Go ahead—see again! Your faith has saved and healed you!” The healing was instant: He looked up, seeing—and then followed Jesus, glorifying God. Everyone in the street joined in, shouting praise to God.” Luke 18:40-43 (MSG)
As the mother of a Turner syndrome daughter, I was terrified of her future. Kellie’s diagnosis occurred in 1984 when she had just turned 5-years old.
Little information was available, at the time, which left me very confused as to what to do or how to handle it. Her condition required my full attention with doctor visits, daily growth hormone injections, social challenges, etc.
Who also needed medical attention? Her younger brother, Kyle, but I was so focused on her needs that I couldn’t see her siblings.
Kyle experienced his first major asthma attack at the age of 4 months old, which led him to manage his own life-threatening issues as he continued to grow.
Kyle soon surpassed Kellie in height and often was mistaken as the older strong brother. He was a normal height for a boy his age, but the daily treatments of asthma inhalers and nebulizers often led to a parent-teacher conference regarding his illegible handwriting.
“I’m sorry, Mrs. Fernandez, but I just can’t read Kyle’s handwriting”, his first-grade teacher would share. I’d reply … “I understand, but as you know Kyle is required to manage his asthma. His inhaler can cause shakiness and accelerated heart rate. I’m sure that’s the reason and nothing more serious.”
But, that wasn’t true. In his 20’s, Kyle was diagnosed with the possibility of having Parkinson’s disease. Only time would tell.
However, in his 30’s, doctors determined his shakiness was contained within his right and left hands. The discovery was Essential Tremors – a neurological disorder which targets the nervous system and causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking.
It can affect almost any part of your body, but the trembling occurs most often in the hands — especially when doing simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass or tying shoelaces.
Essential tremors typically worsen over time and can be severe in some people and is sometimes confused as Parkinson’s disease.
After building the courage, Kyle asked me, “Mom, do you think there’s a possibility there’s a doctor who can help me be healed?” His faith soon began the search for answers as he embraced his condition instead of feeling ashamed.
On March 2, 2018 at 7:30 am, my son, Kyle, checked into Baltimore Medical Hospital.
After a 37-year struggle, he was discharged at noon completely tremor-free in his left hand.
The result was instant and amazing!
The procedure is called Focus Ultrasound and is on the cutting edge of becoming a cure for several neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s.
For more information, please feel free to contact Kyle at kyle@LeapingButterfly.org or Doug Couch with Tremor Chats on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/1709967759074110/ or visit the Essential Tremor Education Center https://www.facebook.com/TremorEducation/.
Praise God for this medical breakthrough!
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