When Laura and Dave Reimuller's son Robbie suffers an epileptic fit, it's merely the start of the nightmare. As the fits worsen, Robbie becomes little more than a 'laboratory rat' for testing highly dangerous drugs - and Dave and Laura stand by helpless as their delightful little boy turns into a disruptive, mentally retarded monster. Driven by despair, Laura starts her own research and comes across a possible 'miracle cure' which involves neither drugs nor radical surgery. It's a special diet, and much frowned on by Robbie's doctors. But to Laura, it's his last chance and she's going to take on the medical establisment. Interactive menu
Double Academy Award winner Meryl Streep gives a magnificent performance as a mother fighting for her epileptic son's rights to a miracle cure in this heart-rending but inspiring true story.
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