Frequently Asked Questions 

1. What is this “Free From Tears” website?

This website “Free From Tears” is an ongoing  “online journal” that allows me, Larry Leung Chan to record my daily activities related to my Commitment & Passion as a father in finding the “Elusive Cure” for my son (and daughter?) which are diagnosed by medical professionals allegedly to have one or more symptoms of Functional Disconnection.


2. What is Functional Disconnection?

Functional Disconnection (FD) is a generic term used by some medical professionals to describe children that have one or more neurological symptoms which affect their communication skills, social life, cognitive development, academics and last but not the least their behavior and/or personality.

Functional Disconnection (FD) could be any of the following condition: Asperger, Autism, ADHD, ADD, Bi-polar, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Sensory Processing Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, etc.


3. What are the symptoms of Functional Disconnection?

Here are some of the symptoms of Functional Disconnection:

– no eye contact during conversation

– hard time speaking, listening and/or reading

– don’t have friends or having difficulties making friends

– not performing well in school academically

– easily get irritated (anger or tantrum)

– are violent towards themselves or others when provoked

– nail biting, hair pulling and other similar acts

– too many to mention…


4. Is there a cure for Functional Disconnection?

There is an “ALLEGED” cure. This alleged cure is called “Medical Marijuana” and currently it is being tested in many countries (i.e. Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain) by various medical professionals. 

It is however not readily available in our neighborhood drug stores or dispensaries because of production restrictions and other governmental regulations.


5. Then what should we do if the ALLEGED cure of Functional Disconnection (FD) is not yet available?

By the grace of God Almighty, last March 2016, I have discovered the NEXT BEST thing to a perfect cure. It is a “Combination & Comprehensive” treatment that I am now testing on both of my children.

It seems effective in managing most if not all of the symptoms associated with Functional Disconnection. This treatment uses the following:

– Western Nutrition

– Eastern Medicines

– Music or Sounds Therapy

– Newly Discovered Science

– Alternative Learning Solution

– Last but not the least, “The Truman Show” Technique

However, this is still not yet the “Elusive Cure” I am searching for, but as the popular saying goes – “Better Than Nothing” because for now it helps.


6. What are my objectives for this “Free From Tears” website?

My ultimate objective with this website is to share vital information, inspiration, instruction and available resources to other parents or guardians who also have Functional Disconnection kids.