(Posted by Patrick Sullivan Jr. 9/26/05)
Scott Shoemaker emailed me for the first time on August 29, 2005 in response to the post Dr. Buttar on IV EDTA Chelation and the Autistic Boy's Death. Since then, we've exchanged several emails back and forth.
Scott was the one who pointed me to the Autism Research Institute's survey of parents and the effectiveness of treatments, which he says has pretty much been his guide for treating his "autistic" son, Joshua.
Interestingly, Scott has *NOT* been using TD-DMPS, but has acheived these results using TD-DMSA. Critics of Dr. Buttar and TD-DMPS should take note of that!
Scott sent the following email to me late last night. (He also posted it here on the Yahoo! Group ChelatingKids2. Registration required.) It is a very touching story that offers more anecdotal evidence that when heavy metals are chelated, autistic symptoms begin to abate. It sounds very similar to Kevin Champagne's story, except of course that Scott is using TD-DMSA and Kevin is using TD-DMPS.
This was posted with Scott's permission. Somewhat long, but it's a quick read. Scroll to the bottom for detailed TD DMSA results after 3 ½ months.
UPDATE OCT 6, 2005: "Until someone can prove to me that chelation is NOT what is making my son better, I am in it for the long haul.You see, proof goes both ways ;~)" Read the rest of what Scott Shoemaker had to say in that comment.
UPDATE NOV 14, 2005:Read the latest update from Scott about his son Joshua.
UPDATE MAR 4, 2006: The Shoemaker's story is syndicated nationally to all NBC affiliates. (Days before the story airs, the Shoemakers get rail-roaded by a clinic trying to capitalize on their story. Read Scott's clarification.)
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