Fully Recovered – Alyssa’s Miracle

Alyssa is our miracle daughter. We waited many years to be blessed with a child.  We were ecstatic parents of a healthy newborn!  At her well-baby check-ups, all of her developmental milestones were met or exceeded.  However, as she grew older, she began to encounter numerous health issues, such as digestive problems, allergies to foods and environmental toxins, developmental delays…just to name a few.  She stopped pointing her finger, lacked eye contact, toe-walked, and lost her vocabulary.  Our healthy, precious daughter seemed to be slipping away.  At 27 months old, she was tested and diagnosed with moderate to severe non-verbal autism.  The doctor told us that there is no cure.  Needless to say, we were devastated. 

After the initial shock and tons of tears, my inside “momma bear” surfaced and I knew that I had to take charge of her health!  I immersed myself in countless hours of research and did not find anything that provided any glimmer of hope for recovery.  The only information I learned was that early intervention was key to helping her.  Feeling overwhelmed, I joined an online autism community group to help navigate my next steps.  I was desperate to help Alyssa; therefore, I asked if there was anyone in the group that could guide me.  Within hours, Coral responded to my email, told me that she lived locally and that her son was recovered!!  I was skeptical as I thought there was no cure, but definitely wanted to meet her and her son.  When we met, I tearfully shared Alyssa’s story and discovered that there were many similarities with what our children endured.  I was so impressed with her tenacity to heal her son.  When I met Branson, I witnessed a living miracle.  I knew, at that moment, that I wanted to duplicate the same path that Coral and Branson took because I wanted that same miracle of recovery for our daughter!  She told me that this journey would be the hardest thing I would ever go through, and she was right, but that the end result was worth it.  Finally, I had hope!!

Coral mentored me through Alyssa’s entire autism journey.  There were many ups and downs, tearful calls, and even times when I wanted to give up because it was so difficult.  Coral encouraged me to stay focused on the goal.  My husband and I were proactive with Alyssa’s treatments and with Coral’s help we obtained an amazing team of doctors and therapists to help us heal her body. We used different protocols including supplements, various therapies, essential oils, restrictive diet and chemical/toxin-free plant-based products at home, all while counting our blessings and small victories along the way!  When she was 6 yrs. old, a panel of school administrators and teachers conveyed to us that she no longer qualified for special services!  In all their decades of experience, they had never given parents that news!  Her doctors also confirmed that she lost her autism diagnosis!!  We cried tears of joy as our dream for her became a reality!

Today, she attends a private school and is thriving in every aspect of her life.  She is extremely creative, loves art, enjoys playing volleyball and amazes us daily!  We could not be more proud of all that she has overcome.  She is a shining light and spreads joy to everyone she meets.  Sky is the limit for her future!

My passion is to share Alyssa’s story and provide others with the tools and knowledge that I have gained from Coral.  There are no words to express our gratitude to Coral for her guidance, support and love during Alyssa’s journey, but thanks to her, we have our own living miracle!!

— Lisa Megisy, Mom of a fully recovered child

I knew for 5 years that something was wrong. I took my son from doctor to doctor with no diagnosis or help of any kind. I felt confused, lost, angry, and sad.

Then the guilt began… ‘I should have known sooner!’ ‘Why do I feel lost without any direction to go?’ The questions were merciless.

As I was researching, I was fortunate enough to meet Coral and in our the first appointment with Dr. Centers, my son had 3 diagnosis and we were able to get funding for his treatments through Tri-Care.  Coral is real and practical, and  knows her stuff.

After working with Coral, Dr. Centers and Dr. Roberts, the turn around in my son is amazing!

I kid you not, I would be lost without you. You’ve changed our lives.”

— Karen

“Coral was at our door one week after our son’s diagnosis of severe aspergers. It was a crazy and stressful time and with Coral’s guidance we were able to get him on the GF/CF and Fiengold diets and remove all the toxins from his environment – home and school.  Within weeks the turn around was nothing short of amazing. I finally feel hopeful for my families future.”

Betty Cumbers
Parent of three boys – Australia

I remember when we first noticed something wasn’t right. It was a 4th of July pool party at my house and little Branson was not acknowledging anyone’s attempts to play with him or communicate. Not being an expert in child development I had no idea what was to come next.

Coral called me a few weeks later to let me know that Branson had being diagnosed with Autism. Now it made sense, the pieces came together and I knew one thing; Autism had no idea who it was messing with. Once the initial shock of such a diagnosis settled in, I realized that Coral is a force to be reckoned with. I told her the autism community had no idea what was coming their way,  a class 5 hurricane named Coral.  I knew in short order she and Branson would have Autism on the run.

I watched over the years as Coral worked to find the best solution(s) to help her son overcome this diagnosis. I watched as Branson slowly became more aware and began to function at a much higher level. This process was not without setbacks, some of them so disheartening that we all cried over it. But she never gave up, she continued to fight for her son and researched all options available and some that were not yet widely known.

Today I am happy to say that Coral and Branson have been successful. He is doing so well that I get teary eyed writing this. He is an amazing young man because this took supreme effort on his part as much as it did on Coral’s part.

Pray for the cure, work for the miracle.

Jim Johnson
Family Friend