She was a little five year old girl named Pinky who grew up in the prairie province of Alberta in the 1940s. Pinky Gorpan lived on a farm with her brother, sister and parents. The family had little money but they struggled well to survive. But on the Gorpan farmstead there was an ominous problem brewing with the young Pinky. Her parents started to notice that when she turned four she seemed to become very absent minded and did not seem to communicate well at times. Her words came out in a weird form of syntax and sometimes were slurred. Her parents were not sure what to do as they knew at this time in history, due to ignorance, that if they sent her to a hospital they may never see her again. They decided to call over a trusted relative that had some decent medical knowledge learned from back in Ukraine. The Gorpans' relative, named Stanislaw stayed with the family for several days to witness one of Pinky's episodes first hand. Finally, one evening when the family was sitting down for dinner, Pinky, all of a sudden stopped eating and talking; she then started shaking. Stanislaw watched Pinky closely attempting to speak with her, but there was no response. Pinky's shaking episode lasted about five minutes and when she came out of it she said she felt sick to the stomach and wanted to lie down. She slept for ten straight hours.
Stanislaw told her parents that she had a mental disorder called Epilepsy something her parents had never heard of before. But because of superstition in the community, they knew if she went to a doctor they would likely send Pinky to an institution for a long period of time. Stanislaw also said that the priests would say that she was possessed and want to perform a series of exorcisms on her. This was something that greatly frightened her parents. Stanislaw then said he knew a lady that practised mystic medicine from the Ukraine and for Pinky to go see her. The mystic healer was eccentric and lived in an abandoned farmhouse deep in the bush.
The Gorpans agreed to take Pinky to see the mystic healer. The next day the family headed out to the farmhouse and when they arrived the mystic healer was waiting for them. She was hiding behind a tree and waved them over to the barn.
The healer was a big, thick Ukrainian lady with hands like meat hooks and a head like a giant bowling ball. She squinted one eye and was missing the other. She spoke, "We must be careful because they might be watching us."
Inside the barn the mystic healer told Pinky to sit on a chair and then proceeded to cover her head with a cloth and then wrapped tin foil around her head. The healer then had a special bowl filled with silver pellets and heated the bottom with a white hot flame. The silver melted and the healer then picked up the bowl with special gloves and moved the bowl in circles over Pinky's head. Pinky seemed fine and the healer repeated the process for an hour. Pinky was to go see the healer for treatments every week. For three months she saw the healer and during this time she was seizure free. Then one day the mystic healer disappeared. The family desperately contacted Stanislaw and he said that the healer had been arrested for malpractice of medicine.
Little Pinky would suffer in silence until she turned 18 and moved to the big city where she was put under proper medication from a doctor and lived a normal and happy life.
As for the mystic healer in the farmhouse. Was it the silver, or her mystic powers that temporarily stopped the seizures of the young Pinky Gorpan years ago? Only the Ukrainian healer who had long passed into afterlife would know the answer to that question.