How my 10-year-old son defeated autism - Father shares incredible story (photos)

How my 10-year-old son defeated autism - Father shares incredible story (photos)

- This father took to social media to share a touching testimony of how his son, now 10 years old, defeated autism

- In just 20 points, the father explains how his son defeated autism right from when he was diagnosed with life-crippling condition up to when he totally recovered

A man recently took to Twitter to share with the world story of how his now 10-year-old son defeated autism, which according to experts has no known cure.

Father tells touching story of how his son, 10, defeated AUTISM (photos)

He was diagnosed with Autism seven year ago.Now he doesn't have it.

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Autism is a mental condition that starts from early childhood. It is characterised by difficulties in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. Mr Yinka Ogunnubi's son had this life-crippling condition. Now he doesn't. What happened?

Here is exactly what happened:

1. It started 7 years ago

'Seven years ago, we heard what no parent wanted to hear from any doctor: “Your Son has Autism,” the doctor said. 'No…Not my son. It's not possible,' I denied.

2. They had seen it coming

"Before then we saw all the signs. The hyper activity. The zero communication. The uncontrollable rage and tantrum. I was in denial."

3. But they never believed it

'Surely it can’t be my son. Surely it must be a mistake. My wife said we should go see an expert. I refused. "He will snap out of it" I said.'

4. It continued for a while

"Year 1 went…Year 2 went..and Year 3 was in full swing and yet he didn’t snap out of it, neither did he say a word."

5. And even the pastor started praying for his son

'Reality dawned on me when one day on the visit of a Pastor, he turned a routine prayer for the family into a prayer for “God to heal my son”.'

6. This must have hurt

'I thought to myself…"Is it now so obvious that people know my son isn’t normal?”. I reluctantly agreed that we seek professional help.'

Father tells touching story of how his son, 10, defeated AUTISM (photos)

The boy is now 10 years old

7. Then they found Mrs Akande of the Patrick Speech and Language Centre

"It’s a long story but I will keep it short. After what seem like forever, we found Mrs Akande of the Patrick Speech and Language Center."

8. She was calming and explained the results they had

"She was a calming balm in the sea of aches we were experiencing. She helped us interpret the pile of medical test data we had with us."

9. And then their son, Daniel started therapy

"We started Daniel on Language and Behavioural Therapy. Those days were some of the most emotionally tasking periods of our lives as Parents."

10. It wasn’t easy at all

"It tested our resolve. It tested our faith. It tested our marriage and it tested our finances too. But God made a way."

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Father tells touching story of how his son, 10, defeated AUTISM (photos)

It was a miracle to see him recover

11. But God came through

"He moved the mountains we could not move. He caused walls we could not break to fall…He performed a miracle on our son."

12. This is Daniel now. You won’t even know if you were not told

"Daniel is 10 years old today and if we didn’t mention it, you will never know he is autistic."

13. He’s literally always talking now

"From a boy who could not say a word, he is now a boy you can hardly keep quiet. If you want to punish him, just tell him to be quiet for 5 minutes."

14. He is now a 'hug master'

'From a boy of uncontrollable tantrums he is now the “hug master”to those who have experienced him.'

15. He’s at the top of his class

"He leads his class academically. He is especially good with maths. His analytical and perception skills are off the charts."

16. And has even been in movies

"His acting skills got the notice of Nollywood. He has acted in 2 TV series and a major screen play Starring RMD and Ireti Doyle (The Grudge)."

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17. Indeed his dad has every reason to be thankful and grateful

"I cannot be more thankful to God for his life and for the people He brought our way who were helpful. People like Mrs Akande of Patricks."

18. To everyone including family members

"People like Mrs Ojukwu of Sarah Montessori, the grannies and family members who rallied round Daniel and showered him with unconditional love."

19. Even his sister

"Not forgetting Tomisin his big sister who was and still has a massive support base for him. Eunice, Daniel’s big Aunty. God has been faithful."

20. And here is Daniel singing his Travis Greene’s ‘He Made A Way’

"How about you hear the song from Daniel himself….Happy 10th Birthday Son. You are a miracle…"

Watch video of a boy with Autism learning how to read:

Source: Gossip.naija.ng

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