John Travolta and Kelly Preston have announced they want to try for a third child despite mounting pressure to publicly acknowledge their son’s autism. Travolta, a devout Scientologist, does not believe his son is autistic. Instead, he pretends everything is fine or claims his son has Kawasaki Syndrome, characterized by high fever, skin rash and swelling of the lymph nodes. According to Scientology, people with a mental illness are considered “degraded” and capable of curing themselves if they just work harder on the churches teachings.
That’s what I say to the terminally ill kids at the hospital. “You won’t die in 3 months if you just BELIEVE!” The kids and parents always start crying. They’re probably relieved like Travolta and Preston.