autism Essay

1891 WordsApr 13, 20098 Pages
Everyone has a purpose in life. Initially Jenny McCarthy thought her purpose in life was designated to be an actress/model in the entertainment world. When Jenny McCarthy’s son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism, she refused to give in without a fight. Her purpose in life had changed. With determination and resolve, she set out on a difficult journey to help save her son, and ultimately healed him through an intense combination of behavioral therapy, diet, supplements, and other biomedical interventions (McCarthy, 2008). Jenny McCarthy became a voice for parents with children suffering from the neurological-immune disorder, and was in a position to offer hope after finding simple, little known treatments that cured her son. She became a spokesperson for Talking about Curing Autism, and in addition to her fundraising and awareness initiatives, she’s written two books chronicling her son’s struggle and healing (Generation Rescue, 2009). Jenny McCarthy has created a foundation called Generation Rescue. Generation Rescue is a parent-founded, parent-led organization of more than nine hundred mentor families and leading researchers and clinicians from around the world (Generation Rescue, 2009). The mission of Generation Rescue is to continue to discover and share the truth with families about the potential cause of their child's neurological-immune disorder so they can focus on effective treatments. Through examination on the potential cause of autism, determining effective methods to treat autism, and how parents have united with children who have autism, it will become evident of the impact Jenny McCarthy and her foundation Generation Rescue have had on children and their families affected by autism. The prevalence of neurological disorders among children is growing. “Autism is a neurological or brain disorder that profoundly affects a person’s ability to communicate,

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