Marvin ‘Von’ McCray is a 29-year-old ex-marine got released from the Marine Corps due to a knee injury. Andrea ‘Dre’ McCray is a social media influencer who gathered her followers by posting makeup tutorial videos and showing what those believed a healing passion for different herbs and DR SEBI TREATMENTS AND CURES.
Per the police report, Andrea and Von have been a married couple for roughly eight years. The couple has a child together and raises two older children from Andrea’s past relationship.
Andrea said to the police that the couple’s marriage deteriorated after Von began seeing a therapist in 2019.
Andrea induced controversy when she began advertising a controversial vegan diet that contained herbs like kratom and kava. Kratom is technically legal in the U.S, but the FDA hasn’t authorized it for medical use. The DEA has listed kratom as a Drug and Chemical of Concern. Andrea believes The Dr. Sebi diet, also referred to as the Dr. Sebi alkaline diet and herbs would essentially cure her husband. Despite her husband having multiple seizures over a course of time, Mrs. McMcCray did not take her husband to the hospital. She let her husband be silently treated in their home by her. According to the reports, she did not allow Von McCray to seek medical help from a real doctor and decided for her husband’s health by herself.
After watching the TikTok video, some viewers commented that Andrea took her husband off his seizure medication.
Overtime Von McCrays health declined.
As shared by Marcon, aka Von McCray's wife Andrea, he started experiencing seizures due to which he had to be bedridden. Andrea shared that Von had eight seizures in one night, she did not call 911 or any medical professionals. Instead, she went on social media and live-streamed her husband's seizures as she administered different herbs.
The Night of his comma
Andrea went running errands, keeping her children at home by Von's side. She got a call from one of her children with the child telling her that Von's seizure had appeared again. But, what she did was, instead of rushing home, she spoke to the child on one phone and instructed them on how to treat Von, and on the other hand, she began her live streams from the other phone.
According to New break, Von's mom shared the police report with the private Facebook group Exposing Dre McCray. There, it wrote that Von had slipped into the coma from a suicide attempt and not from seizures. The police report also included that Von attempted to hang himself in his shed, and Andrea cut him down and called 911.
Who Is Dr. Sebi?
Alfredo Darrington Bowman, or better known as Dr. Sebi, was born in Honduras in 1933. He eventually came to practice and open up treatment centers in the United States.
The caveat of his "practice," though? Dr. Sebi is not an actual doctor and rather a self-studier and observer of herbs.
According to the official website, Dr. Sebi was a "pathologist, herbalist, biochemist, and naturalist" in various countries. Through his observations, Dr. Sebi "developed a unique approach and methodology to healing the human body with herbs that is firmly rooted in over 30 years of experience."
The method emerged after being led to an herbalist in Mexico in hopes to treat his personal ailments of asthma, diabetes, impotency, and obesity. "Finding great healing success from all his ailments, he began creating natural vegetation cell food compounds geared for inter-cellular cleansing and the revitalization of all the cells that make up the human body."
The creation of "Dr. Sebi's Cell Food" and a diet plan took off, claiming to cure many diseases such as cancer and AIDS. It sparked the interest of big-name celebs such as Michael Jackson, though Dr. Sebi became quite the name fixture as well.
Dr. Sebi ran into legal matters for making false claims and practicing without a license. He was also arrested for money laundering, contracting pneumonia in jail quickly after.
The self-proclaimed doctor passed away in 2016 under police custody, but the controversy behind his name and diet he built continues to this very day.