Blinded at the age three by a chemical explosion, Mike May lived the next four decades of his life without vision. At 43, an impromptu eye exam revealed that he was a candidate for surgery that could possibly restore his sight. The procedure was successful, but Mike "sees" in a way that is completely different from the rest of the world. He discusses his fascinating journey from vision - to blindness - back to vision, with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce on this week's episode. Sponsored by Bergamet.
Actress/comedienne Kym Whitley of "Raising Whitley" adopted her son Joshua as a newborn, and received very little information about his health. Subsequently, she discovered that he has several severe food allergies, which have caused numerous scares over the years. Kym's sense of humor about the situation comes through when talks with Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce about her experiences with Joshua and the item she created for parents who have young children with allergies. DONTFEEDME.ORG for more.
Actor Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Star Wars, Star Trek) talks about his family's experience with epilepsy. Diagnosed at age seven, Greg's eldest son, Jake, has lived with epilepsy for the last thirteen years. Greg discusses challenges that Jake and other epilepsy patients must contend with on a daily basis as well as the stigma attached to the disease. He is a dedicated spokesperson, who passionately represents the epilepsy community through his work with talkaboutit.org and The Epilepsy Foundation of America. Dr. Drew then talks candidly with Dr. Bruce about cyber bullies and his role on a recent Teen Mom episode where Farrah Abraham is attacked by Amber Portwood as a result of trolling activity. Go to Drdrew.com for Drew's News regarding information on how to help your teen rise above this activity infecting our social media platforms.
Kelley and Tom French, authors of Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon are both journalists the parents of five year old Juniper, who was born at the very line between life and death. Arriving at just under twenty-six weeks, this micro-preemie had nearly every complication that can happen during her six month stay in the NICU. Despite her terrible odds, Juniper made it and is a normal, happy, healthy kindergartener.