Growing up and going to school in the 50's and 60's, our class sizes were quite large with one teacher per class. In my case, going to Catholic school, the teacher was always a woman and often, that woman was a nun. We didn't have classes for children with special needs and I didn't know anyone with autism or anyone who would now be considered on the autism spectrum. When I started researching vaccines in the 80's, there was very little mention of autism in the many books and articles I read; and it wasn't until 2007 that I met a woman whose little boy displayed autistic like behavior and was later diagnosed with autism. His mother believes that his autism was triggered by a flu shot she received during pregnancy. That little guy's picture is on my desk and continues to inspire me each day to keep sharing information so that parents can make well informed vaccine decisions.
On April 27th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest autism spectrum disorder (ASD) estimates. According to their new figures, as of 2014, 1 in 59 eight year olds has been identified with autism spectrum disorder with ASD being about four times more common in boys than in girls. (Read more here and here.) According to the CDC's own figures, In the year 2000, that number was 1 in 150. In 1970 that number was 1 in 10,000.
Watch the brief video below from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the World Mercury Project; then scroll down to the end of this post for a series of brief videos, "Treating Autism: Where to Begin."
Having come to know many mothers of vaccine injured children and mothers who have lost a child to vaccine injury, it disturbs me greatly when these strong but wounded women are marginalized by others who choose not to believe what these mothers know to be true.
In the video below, Hillary Simpson, the mother of three children, including a vaccine injured little boy, eloquently delivers a powerful message in an effort to spread awareness about an issue which, as she states, "ultimately makes her CRAZY." Watch, listen, share and please remember Hillary, her children, and ALL "crazy mothers" and their vaccine injured children in your thoughts and prayers.
"As a mother of a vaccine injured child, the hardest comment to hear from people is when they say, over and over again... 'Don’t listen to them. They’re just a bunch of crazy mothers.'... I am a mother. I am the one who knows the rhythm of my child’s heartbeat. I am the one who gave life to this baby, no easy feat. I am that baby’s first food, first sustenance in every sense of the word. Emotionally, physically, spiritually. Whether the first or the third, I have what it needs to survive and thrive. And now that they’ve grown a little… As a mother, I know when they need to eat or poop or get a big hug. I know when they are hiding, I know if they are lying. I know who hit who first without even trying. I know how they like to sleep: one bundled up, one without covers, and one somewhere in between. I know all of their dreams. I know their fears, their hopes. I know their wins and their losses...I know how to keep them safe, how to read the emotion on their little face... And most importantly… I know what happened to my little boy. I know he had his shots one day at six months..."
"After experiencing the devastation of vaccine injury, there are certain words you will never hear the mother of a vaccine injured child say."
Vaccine injury is real, and far more frequent than we are led to believe. Joshua Coleman, the father of a young son who was left paralyzed by his childhood vaccines. has compiled an album of powerful photos and messages from other parents of vaccine injured children. Several are included in this post. If you have access to Facebook, click here to view the entire #SaidNoMother album.
It is always painful to learn of another child lost to vaccines; and another family left to live with grief and regret. Owen was just two months old when he received eight vaccines. He passed away 48 hours later. Owen's death, like so many of the children on the "We Remember" page of this website was ruled as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Click here to read Owen's story, as told by his mother, Jeanee; and please say a prayer for Jeanee, Owen's dad, sisters and family. As I read the comment section that followed Owen's story, I learned of two more children who died shortly after receiving vaccines -- Stephen who died at three months and Corey who died in 1995 at six months. Both cases were ruled as SIDS. Please urge parents and expectant parents to research vaccines thoroughly before allowing anything to be injected into their precious children.
“I wanted to share my story because my hope is that no one else has to experience the pain in my heart every single day. My son, Owen Matthew Stokes, passed away October 25, 2017. He was born August 18, 2017 and was just two months old. He was born at term and weighed 8.8 lbs. Owen was perfectly healthy in every way. He did not receive the Hepatitis B shot at birth. Even in my pro-vax mindset, I did not see the need at that time to give that to a newborn. He did receive Vitamin K at birth, but I didn’t know anything about Vitamin K at that time."
Many thanks to Owen's mother for telling her story in an effort to protect others from the heartbreak that she and Owen's father now live with; and thanks, also, to Melissa Curtin and the team at Stop Mandatory Vaccines for sharing Owen's story.
Owen Matthew Stokes
August 18, 2017 - October 25, 2017
Originally posted on January 7, 2018 at Restoring Olivia...
I had a hard time writing in 2017...
It was this persistent feeling of having to "wordsmith" each and every post. An unrelenting feeling of pushing back what I really wanted....and needed to write about. As time went on it became impossible and the words stopped coming.
I mean, this is my journey....my story, so why am I fudging my way through blogging it? I think I misinterpreted who my audience is, and what they "want" to hear. A couple months ago I heard a heartbreaking interview with a young couple who had recently lost their 20-month old son. It was her question that rocked my world...... It went something like this....."Why haven't I heard stories of other children before? If I would have heard their stories, I may have questioned it and made a different choice and he would still be here."
I need to apologize to this young couple. I need to tell them I'm sorry for being a coward. I haven't been brave enough. I feel as though I've lived two lifetimes with this sobering reality. I've learned so much about Olivia's situation and am passionate to put my pen to paper, but in order to move in that direction, I need to explain an important truth.
“...any vaccine that includes aluminum adjuvant, you will get aluminum from that going into your brain...It is no longer safe to use aluminum in vaccination."
Professor Chris Exley ~ November 27, 2017
Professor Chris Exley, Keele University, UK
So I am prudent; and I only put my neck on the guillotine when it’s absolutely necessary; and that is now.”
As promised in my prior post, below is a video of Professor Chris Exley presenting the findings of his recent study, "Aluminium in brain tissue in autism" to a French audience. A transcript is also included.
Although Dr. Exley's findings are new, we now have scientific proof that it was never safe to use aluminium in vaccinations. Parents of children who have developed autism or experienced other serious injuries and even death following vaccines; as well as some courageous physicians and scientists, have been speaking out about the harm that vaccines can and do cause for many years. Not only have their stories and findings been ignored; but they are often degraded, discredited and humiliated.
When someone as knowledgeable and well respected as Professor Exley, who has been studying aluminium for over 30 years, can be "shocked" by new findings; change his opinion about the safety of aluminium adjuvants in vaccines; and humbly and courageously put his career on the line to tell the world; perhaps then those who cling to the belief that "vaccines are safe and effective" and "the science is settled" and have even been less than kind to those who question vaccine safety; should be equally humble and rethink their stance.
Thank you Professor Chris Exley and your team of researchers; and many thanks to the families whose deceased children made these findings possible. May God bless and take care of all of you.
Below is a full transcript of the above video -- Professor Chris Exley discussing his study, "Aluminum in brain tissue in autism".
"So we need now to be extremely careful and cautious about when we decide to use a vaccine which has an aluminium adjuvant. It worries me enormously to see these data and I was not, I was not worried before we had these data."
Professor Chris Exley, November 2017
In the video below, Professor Chris Exley discusses his recent study, "Aluminum in brain tissue in autism" which I wrote about in my last post. (A full transcript is also provided.) Additional comments from Professor Exley and a Q&A will be shared in Part 2.
With autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in American children now at 1 in 36, Professor Exley's findings are more relevant than ever. You probably won't hear about these findings in mainstream media; therefore, it's up to us to share this information with parents and grandparents, especially those who are still vaccinating their children with aluminum containing vaccines and the newborn Vitamin K shot. It is also very important to share this information with physicians, especially pediatricians who administer vaccines. Your efforts just might protect a child from a diagnosis of autism and a family from a lifetime of heartache.
Below is a full transcript of the above video -- Professor Chris Exley discussing his study, "Aluminum in brain tissue in autism".
Dear Parents and Grandparents...Before you permit another aluminum containing vaccine* to be injected into your child, please watch the videos below and read a new study by Christopher Exley, PhD and colleagues, "Aluminium in brain tissue in autism" published online on November 26, 2017 in Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. Read the abstract and download the full text here.
"Perhaps there is something within the genetic make-up of specific individuals which predisposes them to accumulate and retain aluminium in their brain, as is similarly suggested for individuals with familial Alzheimer’s disease. The new evidence strongly suggests that aluminium is entering the brain in ASD via pro-inflammatory cells which have become loaded up with aluminium in the blood and/or lymph, much as has been demonstrated for monocytes at injection sites for vaccines including aluminium adjuvants. Perhaps we now have the putative link between vaccination and ASD, the link being the inclusion of an aluminium adjuvant in the vaccine." - Professor Chris Exley
I highly recommend that you watch this brief video from, Forrest Maready of "My Incredible Opinion" who explains the new aluminum/autism study in a very clear and simple way. More very informative "My Incredible Opinion" vaccine related videos can be found here.
"As an anti-vaxxer, I take no pleasure in this study. It confirms my worse fears. There will be no gloating or finger-pointing at anyone. If you are someone who has insisted all along that vaccines had nothing to do with autism, then I want you to understand that this is a new study. This is new information. No one has looked at this before. Us anti-vaxxers thought science might find aluminum but we had no idea it was this bad. You are completely excused for your previous beliefs. If you cannot change your mind now, I don't think you ever will. And that is my incredible opinion" - Forrest Maready
It's doubtful that you'll hear about this study in the pharmaceutical industry controlled mainstream media; and chances are, your pediatrician is not aware of it either; so simply trusting your doctor, who is probably trusting the CDC, who as J.B. Handley points out in the following video, cherry picks studies that support their vaccine agenda, is not enough! Read, watch listen, learn and share this post with others, especially those who are still vaccinating their children.
Many pregnant mothers, and fathers too, become intimidated by their obstetricians and agree to vaccines during pregnancy, even when their gut instinct is telling them not too. It is very important to understand that doctors who recommend vaccines are "following orders" and doing as they are told by the CDC and medical associations who also follow CDC recommendations. As doctors have shared, they do not study vaccines in medial school and relatively few do independent vaccine research after medical school. I have witnessed expectant parents who were considering vaccines during pregnancy decide against it, simply after reading the vaccine package insert. (See a sampling of excerpts from package inserts at end of this post.) For mom's and baby's health, it is incredibly important that expectant parents educate themselves about vaccine risks before agreeing to any vaccines. It's the responsible thing to do. Simply "trusting" your doctor is not enough.
The following information and video are from World Mercury Project.
The CDC recommends that pregnant women receive flu and TDaP vaccines even though vaccine package inserts state that "safety and effectiveness have not been established in pregnant women." Mothers are reporting miscarriage, pre-term labor and health issues for themselves and their children following these vaccines. A recent CDC study found that pregnant women vaccinated with the influenza vaccine had two times greater odds of miscarrying their babies compared to women who did not receive the flu vaccine
Cathy Isaacs was pregnant with twins when, against her better judgement, her doctor convinced her to get a flu vaccine. Within hours of receiving the vaccine Cathy began to miscarry. She lost her son. Her daughter was vaccine-injured and subsequently diagnosed with Autism. Listen as Cathy tells her story in the video below.
“Please educate yourselves, do your research, something is going on.
We once stood in your same shoes, hearing of these horrible stories and thinking it would never happen to us…Do not let this happen to your child and family."
Nicholas Scott Catone
September 8, 2015 - May 12, 2017
I first learned of Nicholas' story in late June when I read a Facebook post, written by his dad, former UFC fighter, Nick Catone. Soon after that, I read a post from Nicholas' mom, Marjorie, a registered nurse. Nicholas was a happy, lively 20 month old who enjoyed playing with his big sister. According to his parents, Nicholas was a healthy little boy, except for when he received vaccines. With each round, his health would deteriorate; even though his parents chose a less aggressive vaccine schedule than the one recommended by the CDC.