Jesus heals man of Pervasive Developmental Disorder & Schizophrenia

I had been going to see all kinds of shrinks and therapists and clinic type people ever since I was a toddler. Fortunately, we could afford it, since my dad was an LAPD detective. I had been diagnosed with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) at age 4; PDD is very closely related to autism.

Then at age 13, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Upon entering 9th grade I was put in a segregated class with all the dysfunctional/criminal kids (God bless every one of 'em, my heart bleeds for them to this day). I spiraled downwards. I was beyond the borderline of legal insanity. The medication made me a zombie, which was the only option to keep me from getting ultra-violent. I narrowly avoided being institutionalized.

I got saved at a youth ministry called Impact, who's specialty was kids sort of like the ones in the class I was in. The change was immediate, and I began to improve dramatically, but the symptoms still held on. Then I was at a youth retreat for Teen Challenge Orange County. They prayed over me near the end of the service, and I was healed. I was healed indeed.The symptoms never came back.

I thank the Lord 100% first and foremost, and I thank all the people that believed in me no matter what the 'professionals' thought.