James & Patricia
C-552: Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
"Donnie" was born with an opening in the lower spine (spina bifida) and fluid
on the brain (hydrocephalus). Medical doctors advised his parents that he
probably would not live. During the first 16 months of his life, he had nine
surgeries and lived. When admitted to The Center at 1-1/2 years of age, he
had seizures requiring Phenobarbital, allergies, kidney infections requiring
medication, chronic constipation, and was unable to sit, stand or walk.
The Center's out-patient clinic provided a free
comprehensive evaluation which revealed several functional disorders in addition
to his many other problems. Chiropractic
Analysis revealed a severe atlas rotation (8 degrees).
Trace Mineral Analysis indicated a malabsorption
disorder as well as elevated levels of toxic minerals (lead, cadmium and
During "Donnie's" first 2 years at The Center, his seizures, infections and
more surgeries were constant problems. Clinic care,
which included spinal adjustments, natural remedies and nutritional supplements
continued to build his resistance. "Donnie" was enrolled in The Center's
special education classes at the age of 2-1/2, and continued to receive clinic
care while in school.
During the next several months, "Donnie" (now 5) had no infections, no surgeries,
good bowel movements and his seizures were controlled by medication. He has
just completed his third year in the Developmental Readiness Program of our
Special School and has shown improvements in language, self-awareness, social
skills, motor skills and cognitive areas. He has began attending kindergarten
in public schools.
"Donnie" is like an angel, especially when he looks at you and says "I love
you." You should see him wheel "Zippy" (his wheelchair) by himself. This
"young man" is destined for great things if his past demonstration of
determination is the controlling factor. His mother says, "The Center has
been wonderful for him. We couldn't ask for anything better. Thank God for
the people at Kentuckiana Children's Center."
Tracy Barnes, D.C., D.I.I.C.P.
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