The anti-vaxxer couple tried to cure their 19-month-old son with "water with maple syrup and juice with frozen berries".
A Canadian couple are facing trial after their baby tragically died from meningitis, following the parents' failure to seek proper medical treatment.
Baby Ezekial passed away in 2012, after his parents tried to cure him with home remedies.
David and Collett Stephan used olive leaf extract and whey protein to "treat" Ezekial's meningitis for weeks, but didn't take him to the doctor until he stopped breathing.
According to CBC, the couple allegedly "fed the boy supplements with an eye dropper, lay down with him and consulted a friend."
The most tragic part, is that Ezekial's illness could have been avoided altogether, thanks to readily available vaccines which prevent most strains of meningitis. Sadly, the Stephans do not believe in vaccinating their children.
David and Collett were allegedly told the boy had meningitis by a friend who was a nurse, however they continued to try and "boost his immune system" with " water with maple syrup, juice with frozen berries and finally a mixture of apple cider vinegar, horse radish root, hot peppers, mashed onion, garlic and ginger root."
The parents, who run a nutritional supplements company, told police they prefer natural remedies due to "negative experiences with the medical system."
They are currently attempting to fundraise their legal fees, which David claims cost $2,000 per day.
Their Facebook page, entitled "Prayers for Ezekial", attempts to source donations - after two previous crowd-funding pages were removed by the parent site - and preach their anti-vaccination beliefs.
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