There are a lot of alternative medicines out in the world that gets flak for being hoaxes.
Some are merely dietary supplements, generic brand vitamins available to all with hefty mark-ups owned by a brand.
Others are very much fake, with little or no proven science to back them up. And some “medicine” has no chemical components, real or otherwise.
There is a trend that’s as old as the illness itself that has already cost some authentic lives: faith healing.
It’s not to say that miracles aren’t real, but the Radita family were banking on far too much when they relied on faith and prayer to heal their sick child Alexandru.
They put more faith in God than in doctors, and as a result, were asked to pay the ultimate legal price for causing the ultimate consequence as parents.
10 /10 A Short Life
Alexandru Radita died at 15 years old due to complications of his intentionally untreated diabetes.
In those years, the people who were around him and knew him the most were his parents, although they weren’t in charge of him throughout his entire life.
He attended kindergarten until he was taken out of it by his parents and was kicked out of a homeschooling group for not doing the assigned work on time.
The rest of his life was unknown primarily as his parents very sheltered him up until his death.
9 /10 Changes Through The Years
When Alex was in kindergarten, he was chubby and a little overweight for his age at just five years old.
His teacher remarked that he was an adorable and pleasant boy but did worry about his health.
Alex was diagnosed with diabetes when he was two years old and learned to manage it himself with a blood sugar measuring tool. His parents didn’t participate in his healthcare or believe in his disease.