A young woman came with her family to see the practitioner in the hope that she could be treated for a disorder that started at 11 years of age when she was left for a short while to look after her younger brother. During the time the parents were away, her little brother had a seizure. This was the first of many such episodes, which were later diagnosed as epilepsy. But for the sister, this first time was so traumatic that before help arrived she became hysterical, unable to understand what was happening. Afterwards, thinking it was her fault, she became obsessively worried about the experience.
Her whole personality started to undergo a change. She was alternately very fearful or aggressive and disturbed. Doctors had treated her with various drugs without any permanent cure. While she was taking the drugs, she was so relaxed and quiet, her mother thought the girl seemed only half alive. They finally decided to stop all treatment and focus on keeping her happy and secure at home. Over the years she grew more belligerent and uncooperative.
The doctors never gave a diagnosis as to exactly what was wrong with the girl. It was not known whether the disorder was an emotional trauma or a physical shock to the nervous system when she was 11 years old. When the healer saw her, she appeared to be about 17 years old, with a vacant and pale facial appearance, although she was in fact, 23 years old. She wouldn’t speak to the healer or look at her. The healer asked her if she loved Baba and she nodded "Yes". The healer told the girl she would give her some medicine from Baba that she should take daily as prescribed. It would make her well and give her new energy through her love for Him. The following was given:
CC15.2 Psychiatric disorders + CC18.1 Brain disabilities ...TDS (to be reduced when her condition improved).
It was Christmas, some months later as the healer was leaving the Darshan Hall in the ashram, two people came running up to her whom she did not recognise. The older one was saying, “Look, Baba has healed her with those pills”. The healer then knew who they were although she had not immediately recognised them. The weight of the worry had been lifted from the mother, she looked ten years younger. The girl appeared confident; was smiling and happy, and had become a healthy young woman.