Family wrongly accused of abuse hopes to help other families in similar situations

Four years ago, a misdiagnosis caused one Central Texas family to be ripped apart.

Lorina and Jason Troy are parents of four-year-old JJ and two other children. In 2015 when JJ was an infant, he had fluid on the outside of his brain.

Lorina says doctors made false accusations of abuse, so her kids were taken from her for five months. 

Her husband lost his job because he was charged with two felonies. They lost their medical insurance and had to sell their home to pay for attorneys’ fees.

Years later the charges were dropped and the case was dismissed because according to their son's birth records, he had a complication at birth, a condition called benign external hydrocephalus, abnormal build-up of fluid outside the brain. A medical expert confirmed the misdiagnosis.

On Wednesday, they met at the state capitol with state Rep. James Frank (R-Wichita Falls), hoping next steps will help families who are going through the same. The Troys are planning to meet with their district representative soon.

Last year they published a book called Miracles of Faith, which gives a timeline of what they went through, along with photos and words of encouragement.