Jenny McCarthy believes that that some children can recover from autism and that her 6-year-old son Evan is a prime example, as she explains in this week’s Us Weekly. She believes the MMR vaccine was to blame for Evan’s diagnosis, and that a strict no wheat-and-dairy diet changed her son from the quiet little boy who used to flail his arm to the loving boy he is today.
“Before the vaccination, he was huggy, lovey, snuggly,” she says in the newest issue of Us Weekly. “Then it was like someone came down and stole him.”
She also says that it was during an episode of Spongebob Squarepants that Evan began to really come out of his shell,
“I heard Evan laugh…I jumped on the bed and started screaming. When he finally hugged me, I prayed, ‘Please God don’t let this be the only time.’ I made a deal with God,” she explains. “I said, ‘You fix my boy, you show me the way and I’ll teach the world how I did it.’”
Jenny is the author of five bestselling books, including the latest, Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds.
For more on the specific ways McCarthy helped her son recover from autism and how beau Jim Carrey supports her, pick up the newest issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.
Source: US Weekly
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