Jael was on Cycle 8 of the show, back in 2007 but, in the years that passed since then, she’s become a mere ruin of her former self.
Her face is scarred and her teeth are rotting out of her head because she’s addicted to meth, leaving her concerned parents with no other alternative for saving her life than going to Dr. Phil for an intervention.
The videos below will show you how said intervention went.
The first one shows Jael’s family trying to reach out to her through an intervention, to get her to see that she has a serious problem and that, if she doesn’t get help, she will die.
As expected, things don’t go smoothly, with intervention specialist Brandon saying she flew into a “meth psychosis rage,” her biggest fit since she started on the drug.
Eventually, they get Jael to agree to fly out to meet with Dr. Phil but that too doesn’t go smoothly. Afraid to face the world and the cameras, Jael has panic attacks and runs away twice.
Dr. Phil gets to meet and talk to her off the set, behind a garbage bin where she tried to hide.
Though reluctant, Jael listens to him and, in the end, agrees to his terms: he offers to pay all her rehab expenses at what he calls the best facility of the kind in the country, including medication to make withdrawal symptoms less severe.
Because he truly believes she deserves a second chance, Dr. Phil also offers to pay for her education and to support her until she gets a good job, after she completes the rehabilitation program.
Truly a happy ending for this drug-ravaged former model.
He's even paying for her education? There are far too many others out there who need help, truly need help-- self medicating themselves to cover an underlying mental illness.. Where's the help and concern for all thise others out there?
Comment #1.1 by: Brian on 25 Jan 2013, 14:56 GMT
its about the gesture moron, there are millions of people suffering from addiction, what do you want him to pay for everyone. Dr Phil is not the only person who is responsible, he merely tried to do a good act for a person whom he believed deserved a second chance at life. We are all responsible and must help others in need not just one person.
Dr. Phil, thanks for helping the world one person at a time. That's the way Jesus did it when he walked the earth. God Bless you for your good work in desperate lives. I look forward to hear how Jael is doing. Hope to hear soon.
Comment #2.1 by: Simone on 13 Apr 2013, 20:26 GMT
I wish Jael all the best!!! She seemed to have a sweet way about her while on the show. She wasn't one of the catty / rude type as some were. I was always a fan of hers on ANTM. May God help her find her way back home. Peace~