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‘Geoff Sewell’s music miracle’

Submitted by on June 13, 2014 – 9:39 am

From the originally published article in Women’s Weekly ‘Geoff Sewell’s music miracle‘ by Donna Fleming 7 June

from http://www.nzwomansweekly.co.nz/celebrity/geoff-sewells-music-miracle/

The Sewell family. Image from http://www.nzwomansweekly.co.nz/celebrity/geoff-sewells-music-miracle/

The ‘Amici Forever’ founder Geoff Sewell was once told that his daughter Sienna might need to be institutionalised and now she sings in front of an audience of thousands.

Sienna was diagnosed with Autism which devastated her family.  Geoff decided to leave the internationally acclaimed group to focus on his daughter’s health.  Despite the medical professionals ‘painting a bleak picture’ for Sienna, they were determined to get help and on a trip to New Zealand were introduced doctor Debbie Fewtrell, a specialist in treatments for autistic children.  Simone (Sienna’s mother),”who had already started eliminating some foods from Sienna’s diet, followed Debbie’s recommendations to cut out all dairy and gluten, and include supplements of vital nutrients.”

The improvements were astounding; Sienna’s tantrums decreased and her communication ability soared.  Together with Applied Behaviour Analysis therapy, the outlook for Sienna became much, much brighter, so much so that “Sienna recently sang at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall with her school choir.”

“We could never have imagined that was possible when she was little.”

The couple have set up The Sewell Foundation to raise awareness and funds for other families who; they “want people to know that there is hope. Sienna is living proof of that.”.

for the full article published in Women’s Weekly click here: ‘Geoff Sewell’s music miracle‘ by Donna Fleming

Geoff Sewell

Sienna, seen here with dad Geoff, has made incredible progress since changing her diet.

 

 

 

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