Autism and Miracles

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

-Colin Powell.

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a mass at the home of some friends of mine that were gathering our community together to first and foremost, come together to pray collectively, (that works!), for members of their family The McAndrews, who were raising awareness as well as funds for their young son Peter.

Peter was injured after he received the MMR vaccine at 18 months old. Essentially, Peter went from a thriving, communicative, happy boy, to a non verbal, shell of his former self in a matter of weeks.

I sat down with Peter’s mother, Suzanne McAndrews, and she told me the story of their journey. Not only do I urge you to listen to her story that is filled with hope for any family who has a child with Autism. I also urge you to check out their Go Fund Me page at,

Read her family’s whole story there. See the great work she is doing with the Autism Treatment Center and the Son Rise method.

Together she and her family, (and with the help of some miracle workers disguised as amazing teachers), have brought Peter back to being verbal and interacting and he’s making leaps and bounds every single day using the Son Rise method. Unfortunately a lot of what he needs isn’t recognized by insurance and has to come from out of pocket. (Why would insurance companies cover holistic, instinctual methods that clearly work? Why do doctors insist vaccines don’t have repercussions sometimes?)

Suzanne’s family’s focus is Peter, but she is paying it forward by sharing the information she and her family work so hard day in and day out to help their son. If you are going through this, she wants you to know this information and to know you are not alone. Suzanne is a warm and inspiring speaker and I hope you listen to her story.

Be The Miracle!