A story of courage
The worried look on the mother’s face while she told of her son’s head injuries grabbed my attention. Her husband stood tall and slim, casually dressed behind her, nodding affirmatively from time to time. Both looked worn-out after months of watching their 18 year old son lying in a coma after a car accident. The Neurosurgeon had told them that their son would probably never regain consciousness. They would not accept that he would continue life, lying unseeing and unhearing on a hospital bed in a ward with other similar cases. They were relentless in their effort to break through the barrier of his mind. Their attempts to reach him were medically unfounded, according to the neurologist. “Leave him here. He is well cared for. You can visit him whenever you want to. Carry on with your lives.”
The well-meant advice fell on deaf ears as the family members continued their bedside vigilance, talking to the still figure in the bed. At other times he would be thrashing about, rolling his eyes and making strange guttural sounds. This, his mother found extremely upsetting. Sobbing, she told me how he used to live life to the full, speaking in the typical Cape dialect of her people. “He was on his way home from a party with two friends when he fell asleep in the back of the car. The driver collided with a stray animal, overturning the car. One friend was killed; the other escaped injury. He is a good boy. He was going to go to a technical school to learn a trade, like his father. Is there anything you can do?”
Her pleas touched me deeply. “Yes, homoeopathy is particularly good to treat head injuries. I will give you some pills and will tell you how to administer it. The treatment will be very specific and you must make sure that he gets the pills at the right time.” She said: “I promise I will do everything you tell me to do.” I knew she would comply 100%. While I was preparing the different remedies, a warm glow of thankfulness overcame me while looking at the pillules and the healing power they potentially held. I felt grateful to have met people who introduced me to the concepts and practical application of homoeopathy; people who could communicate without mystifying the therapy. Homoeopathy used on a day-to-day basis, heals and changes people’s lives. It is a proven and accepted form of medication for millions of people the world over.