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June 22, 2022
Faith, Family and Medications: How We Handled a Difficult Diagnosis in the Family Business | S3 E24

When a child gets a scary diagnosis from a doctor, parents can quickly feel overwhelmed. We're sharing here how we handled the issue of medication and other options, so that our kids could have healthy and worry-free lives.


In this episode, Mary Alessi and her daughter Lauren tell the story of receiving a life-altering diagnosis, how their decision on whether to use medications affected their family, and how they moved forward to give Lauren the best chance at a fulfilled and happy life. 

When a child gets a scary diagnosis from a doctor, fear can overwhelm a parent. It's then that parents face a hard choice - whether to place their children on medications that may affect their lives in unknown ways. 

Christians especially often have opposing views when it comes to faith, family and medicine, and The Alessis had to navigate these same issues as a family when both Lauren and her sister Gabrielle were diagnosed with epilepsy in their teens. 

Gaby and Lauren from Season 2

You'll discover how keeping an open mind can help you make the best choices for your family when you face a difficult diagnosis.

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DISCLAIMER: This episode cannot and does not contain medical/health advice. The medical/health information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Accordingly, before taking any actions based upon such information, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate professionals. Neither Metro Life Church, its employees nor designees are able to provide any kind of medical/health advice.  The use or reliance of any information contained in this episode is solely at your own risk. 

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