Press Conference In 2016
National and Local Media
Dennis Maness, PhD
17 National US, Mexico Local Media
Individual Interviews with Dr. Maness are welcome
Paralyzed Baby Ran Over by Drunk Teenage Driver
On May 24 scans were made to help identify areas of challenge. These scans provide information on the current neuronal affects of the accident, in particular negative signs of plasticity.
The brain reacts to use and non use of brain cells. It prunes cells not in use and expands cells that are in use. Izaiah has been paralyzed for almost 300 days. He has been unable to speak nor can he track with his eyes. We are unaware of what percentage of blindness he is experiencing. I have assembled the information on Page 2 of today's handout that shows maps of the trauma I am following.
There are two main divisions of the autonomic nervous system; sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for stimulating activities associated with the fight or flight response.
The strength of the fight or flight response imprint changed the homeostasis interrupting signals from the brain to the body.
If you turn to page 2, you will see a copy of the signals I received while scanning Izaiah's brain. I utilized custom software I developed and had it created by a company in New York that shows me details on 150 markers of the brain.
The first two passes (Slides1 and 2) are similar to those of our military experiencing PTSD. PTSD can be found in accident victims or those with traumatic head injury.
I utilized this software to adjust the activity of the stress hormones being produced by the adrenal glands to the amygdala which is responsible for emotions, survival instincts, and memory. By reducing the stress hormones, my goal was to affect the behavior of the sympathetic nervous system and close the fight or flight behavior.
You will notice on Slide 3 the calm the procedure brought to Izaiah. Immediately following, he started tracking with his eyes. His eyes went to his Grandmother who was closest to him at the time and then to his mother who was at the foot of his bed.
I embedded the signals into his favorite music which he listens to throughout the day. It helps relax the relational pathways of brain and his body. The signals helps him achieve a more peaceful, relaxing sleep.
The team follows a map designed around findings of the 150 markers, the brain maps and scans. This map guides the team through Phase One. The goal of Phase One is to see the brain / body connection become active.
The team can view Izaiah's responses to various treatments of his doctors and therapists. The software measures elements of pain and helps us analyze his emotions.
The following information describes the progress following two weeks entrainment by the team.
Our first priority was to adjust his cranial bones. The overlap of the skull bones were a primary source of pain and discomfort for Izaiah. His breathing was quite challenged which we believed to be a result of the sphenoid and the ethoid bones. You will note this graphic on page 3 of today's hand out.
Following this correction, Izaiah was much more receptive to us working with him confirming our reading of reduced sensitivity and/or pain level pain levels from the software. In addition to being able to isolate physical restrictions, this protocol allows us to identify chemical and emotional traumas as well. Please see Slide 4 to view the changes.
On multiple occasions during Phase 1, we had milestone releases and visible changes occur in his body.
The initial cranial bone release in the Right Temporal region immediately allowed the skull to relax and almost re-form which was visually observed by all in the room.
The adjacent Sphenoid bone was worked on shortly thereafter and the swelling on the side of the face began to dissipate.
We began to address the Femur heads, and the Right femur elicited an immediate reflexive response, which was followed by what appeared to be a Voluntary stretching motion of the right leg.
We then went to the Left Femur and saw a similar response.
Once the Right/Left femur heads released, the hip flexors disengaged and relaxed the diaphragm.
The recorded response was noted that the respiratory volume raised from 91 to 100 within 15-20 seconds.
Several emotional “restrictions” were uncovered through this process, indicating to us that Izaiah was feeling that this felt “right”. This shows on the software as noted in Slide 5.
A second emotion revealed that the resistance now layered in his Nervous System indicates emotional signals that indicate death or comatose signals from the markers. That is an inherent bodily behavior. In times of great emotional trauma, our bodies were designed to pass out or go comatose so we don't have to see or consciously experience the pain and suffering.
This emotion “locked up” the base of the skull / Occiput. I sent signals to O1, O2 and O3. When we addressed that area, Izaiah stunned all in the room by voluntarily raising his pelvis off the bed, and subsequently extending both legs individually, as if to finally be able to stretch out his body.
This was a very emotional, joyful yet tearful occurrence for the family, to see voluntary movement for the first time since the accident.
We finished the session by addressing the xiphoid at the tip of the sternum, which relaxed his rib cage and increased his breath rate and capacity.
He subsequently began to fill his lungs deeper, and outpaced the rate of the ventilator.
The final note of the evening was being able to elicit a + Babinski reflex Right/Left in the feet.
Babinski's reflex occurs when the big toe moves toward the top of the foot and the other toes fan out after the sole of the foot has been firmly stroked.
Below you can see pictures detailing the events of the accident.
Lower, you can see pictures detailing Izaiah's progress and some of the people who made it possible.
This is the SUV that the driver was driving that ran over Izaiah as his grandfather was pushing him in his stroller (shown to the right)
This is the stroller Izaiah was in when the driver ran over him. One of the paramedics told me he didn't know if Izaiah was dead or living when they picked him up to put him in the ambulance.
7 months in the hospital, multiple surgeries Baby Izaiah was sent home to Hospice.
On his way home from the hospital.
This is what PTSD looks like on the lower portions of this slide. The above shows the disconnect in three of the Neural networks that should be connected for Vision.
Coming home, we knew he was blind but as to what extent was unknown.
Dr. Maness ran a PTSD protocol.
About an hour later, everyone was shouting, crying, hugging as his vision returned.
When the 18 month old Izaiah was ran over by the drunk teenage driver, he was thrown from his stroller hitting the back of his head causing the skull bones to overlap. We had to gently tap those skull plates back to where they belonged.
Doctors said Izaiah would never be able to hold his own weight because of the condition of his spinal cord.
In the picture above, Izaiah is holding his own weight!
Dr. D working with Izaiah's speech centers. His Speech Therapist is working with Izaiah on how to speak.
Today, the family told me he is saying Daddy and saying his own name.
Thank you Dr. Phil for your kindness and support against drunk drivers and your Charity's support to help Izaiah. You and your team are so appreciated!
And, Thank you to Ray Ramono for your visits and encouragement to the family as Izaiah recovers.
Thank You Adrian Gonzalez for participating in our media event supporting Baby Izaiah and taking a stand about drunk drivers.
It is people like you that make the world a better, safer place.
Thank You Charles and Linda. Without you, I doubt this issue of a drunk driver causing great bodily harm to an innocent child would have ever come to light.