I had an anniversary recently. The ten year anniversary of the day I turned a fellow medical student to the FBI for child trafficking. He said he would kill me. He said he would kill my children. But you do what you have to when someone is abusing children.
My ordeal with that student doctor left me with PTSD for many years. During that time, my little boys came down with PANDAS. PTSD tells you lies the way OCD does. One of the lies it told me was that I was a bad mother. So, when all the doctors and psychologists told me my son's meltdowns and anorexia and anxiety were a result of my parenting, I believed them.
As a doctor treating PANDAS, I see parents whose child has been stolen away from them everyday. As a doctor treating PTSD, I see adults who had their childhood stolen and still haven't recovered decades later. I would like to think I do everything I can for my patients.
The government of the United States is separating the children of refugees from their families and locking them up in holding facilities. Internment camps. Concentration camps. Children who are fleeing violence in their home country now being further traumatized in a severe way. By us. By the United States of America. Land of the free and brave. One nation under God.
This is a public health crisis. And this is a moral crisis. Anyone who knows the history of autism knows it was children with autism that the Nazis came after first for their "final solution." We cannot afford to be silent. We cannot allow this to continue.
Spectrum Family stands against this administration and the atrocities they are committing.
For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you invited Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.