Editor: Ellen’s story is shared to convey the serious symptoms and struggles that can occur with an infection-triggered neurological disorder, as well as the determination often needed to find help. We wish the family the very best and hope they will provide an update during the coming year. ACN Latitudes does not discourage conventional treatment, but encourages integrative and natural therapies be used when appropriate.
What should a mother think when her beautiful, outgoing, well-adjusted 11-year-old suddenly disappears—leaving a subdued, anxious, greatly troubled girl in her place? Tina assured me she was fine. But she certainly didn’t look or act fine. Her behaviors simply did not match those of our daughter, and even her facial expression had changed.