When my kid was about three and still unable to walk my grandmother told me a story of when my cousin was about two years old and wasn't walking yet, they rubbed egg whites on her legs and she started walking. Well I didn't take that very well. If I remember right, I unloaded on her telling her that egg whites were not going to make my child with cerebral palsy walk. I probably should have been nicer to my grandmother because she's from Guatemala and this was her way of trying to help. But it got me thinking of all the miracle cures and slick brochures telling me how they are going to cure my child. What angers me the most is the fact that these so called cures are taking advantage of what is basic to all parents; the fact that we want the best for our child. Of course we hope and pray for that miracle. And I can't say for sure that all of the multi-level marketing claims are false, but I hate the fact that I can't be sure. And as a parent of a special needs child who has enough medical expenses already, I can't afford to try them all. Why they take advantage of those already vulnerable I can't imagine. I don't understand why the medical establishment can't be quicker to check out their claims. But one thing I do know. Somebody's getting rich, and it "ain't" the special needs parents.