Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet, lecturing about his clinical work at the AutismOne conference in May of 2015, one month before his death. Source.
by Orissa Mora-Kent
Health Impact News
Tribute to Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet – “Renaissance Man of Autism Medicine”
Dr. Bradstreet was involved in autism-related treatment and clinical research for approximately 2 decades.
He delved into an impressive diversity of physiological aspects relating to autism, with the goal of, in turn, relating those aspect into healing measures. He was and is well loved and missed by patients and families whom he served. (Source.)
The Tribute to Dr. Bradstreet begins with an opening prayer given by his brother, who said, “My brother was a man of medicine, science and prayer,” so if you could bow your heads we’re going to open in prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank you for this time to come together at this tribute. God we ask that you would help each one of us process this tragedy and heal our heart. And it’s in Christ’s name that we pray, amen.
Next, Dr. Marco Ruggiero spoke about his collaboration and friendship with Dr. Bradstreet. Dr. Ruggiero and Dr. Bradstreet met in 2013 when he helped him with the first scientific paper describing the effects of the GcMAF on autism.
Dr. Marco Ruggiero. Source.
Dr. Ruggiero said,
Together we developed integrity of protocols to target the immunological neurological alternations of autism. …it was based on his [Dr. Bradstreet’s] inspiration that I directed my research and the research of my group toward the development of new revolutionary immunotherapeutic tools and strategies that are now demonstrating their effectiveness and it is with great sadness that he cannot be here to witness these results that were inspired by his vision.
Dr. Ruggiero closed his remarks by saying,
Today, I bear on my shoulders the responsibility to carry on the research that we had begun together.
Judy A. Mikovits, Ph.D. Source.
Judy A. Mikovits, tearfully spoke next, echoing the words of Dr. Ruggiero,
As Marco said, we won’t stop moving the research forward.
Taking the stage next, Ashley Reynolds, a young woman living with autism gave a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bradstreet whom she said “is the greatest doctor I have ever met for autism.”
Ashley Reynolds, a former patient of Dr. Bradstreet’s shared: “Dr. Bradstreet was always trying to find a way to cure autism. He is the reason why many people with autism are able to speak and talk.” Source.
Ms. Reynolds explained,
Dr. Bradstreet made it easy for me to understand complicated things and made me feel empowered. He let me do a speech with him last year at AutismOne. He really cared about all his patients and he made me feel so special. He always smiled at me. All the therapies he got me to do have helped me a lot. He was so smart. Dr. Bradstreet was always trying to find a way to cure autism. He is the reason why many people with autism are able to speak and talk.
Dr. Bradstreet’s brother took the stage again, remembering a conversation he had with his brother during a conference in 1999 – he recalls asking Jeff if he thought he was overwhelming parents with information to which Dr. Bradstreet responded,
Doing this is the only thing that will empower them enough to confront the very system that is destroying their children.
Dr. Bradstreet’s brother spoke of the love Dr. Bradstreet had for the autism community who had become his family,
Love beautifully expresses itself in sacrifice and I believe I can honestly say without a doubt that my brother honestly loved you all. Where would the world be in autism without Jeff Bradstreet? If my brother impacted your family, I think the greatest testimony that we could give him, or tribute, would be to stand [crowd rose].
Dr. Bradstreet’s brother consoling his niece as a letter is read to her and her brother Matthew, not pictured, in honor of their father’s legacy. Source.
Dr. Bradstreet’s daughter, Elizabeth, then spoke about the man she knew as Dad and considered a hero. She said of him,
It’s not every day that you meet someone who is courageous and brave in the face of adversity. And my dad was a great example of that. My dad taught my brother and I how to be heroic by showing us examples of heroism in the Bible.
In my opinion, the greatest example of how we can be heroes in the face of adversity is found in Jesus Christ as he did to save mankind.
In a comical way, Superman lived to save Metropolis – and while my dad did not have a cape or superhuman strength like Superman he saved the lives of thousands of people by fighting to cure them from this awful disorder we know as autism. In my opinion, kryptonite is to Superman what vaccines are to autistic individuals and it takes a true hero to be able to save people from this disorder.
“…while my dad did not have a cape or superhuman strength like Superman he saved the lives of thousands of people by fighting to cure them from this awful disorder we know as autism. In my opinion, kryptonite is to Superman what vaccines are to autistic individuals and it takes a true hero to be able to save people from this disorder.” Source.
I feel that the best example of unconditional and sacrificial love is found in John 15:12-13 where Jesus defines for us the kind of love… what this kind of love looks like. He said: ‘This is my commandment that you would love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he would lay down his life for his friends.’
While many of us hope to never have to face death because it is a hard thing to think about, I have peace like Jesus and my dad did about passing from this life to the next. I have peace because Jesus laid down his life so that we may all have everlasting life with him in paradise. So while my heart still hurts sometimes I can rest in the peace and hope that my dad’s spiritual body is alive and full of great health and joy in heaven. You see, love does exist in death. I know this because Jesus loved us and that’s why he died for us. That type of love is filled with great courage. (emphasis added)
Elizabeth concluded by saying,
My goal is to carry out my dad’s legacy and be a hero like him by spreading the message of hope for a cure to all who are affected by this awful epidemic we call autism. I hope that you always remember that God makes all things beautiful in His perfect timing, and to never give up. While my dad may not be here with us physically, his spirit lives on in those who loved him most and that is what empowers us to be a true hero for autism.
Watch the entire tribute here:
To learn more about the life and work of Dr. Bradstreet, see our previous story:
Is The U.S. Medical Mafia Murdering Alternative Health Doctors Who Have Real Cures Not Approved by the FDA?
To learn more about Jesus, and spiritual life, see:
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