Jenny McCarthy is arguably most famous for her role as autism advocate who staunchly condemns vaccines for their possible link to the disorder in children, though she began her career as a Playboy model turned actress and comedian. She prayed for the strength to "fix" her own son Evan, who has suffered the symptoms of autism for years, and she tells Time that her prayers have come true.

"Evan couldn't talk -- now he talks. Evan couldn't make eye contact -- now he makes eye contact. Evan was antisocial -- now he makes friends. It was amazing to watch, over the course of doing this, how certain therapies work for certain kids and they completely don't work for others ... When something didn't work for Evan, I didn't stop. I stopped that treatment, but I didn't stop."