by Tara Niebaum
"That one family who was willing to tell me their story of vaccine injury likely changed the course of my entire life and the lives of my three children."
In 1996, when I was pregnant with my first child, I walked into church one day and saw a child and a family I had never seen there before. The little girl was wheelchair bound, had a trach, could not hold her own head up or clear her throat. I don't know that I'd ever seen a child in such a severe condition outside of a hospital
I remember introducing myself to the family and asking if they were open to explaining to me their little girl's diagnosis. I will never forget the mother looking at me and saying, "I can't really tell you but, my sister is right there. Ask her.
Her sister began to tell me about how this little girl had been a perfectly healthy baby right up until the day that she received her MMR at 12 months. Within hours, she developed a fever in excess of 108, began seizing, and ended up permanently and severely brain damaged. She explained to me that the family had been awarded a settlement through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. I knew that vaccines could cause reactions, but I had never heard of anything like this or seen with my own eyes such a tragic outcome. I was speechless.
by Ashley Everly, posted on Facebook May 11, 2019
It’s not “cool” to not vaccinate.
And not in the way you think I mean.
Socially and professionally, it’s suicide.
As the middle of five siblings all born between 1947 and 1957, I was lucky enough (we all were) to get natural measles and lifelong immunity. So did our cousins, friends, classmates, etc., and those of us who became mothers, passed on protection to our children for the first several months of life. When my early vaccine safety research started in 1988, I talked with my own mother, aunts, and friends' mothers to find out what it was like when we kids got measles, mumps, chickenpox, etc. Read more about that here, but basically they all said, "No big deal." A few years ago, I asked my then almost 90 year old aunt what she remembered about measles. She told me when she was young (one of ten children) and got "them", they put a measles quarantine sign on the house. They had to stay inside and no one could come in; but years later, when her own four kids got measles, she told me there was no sign. She laughed and said, "Measles? Never thought much about it. Just waited until they ran through the house and were finished!"
I know that there can be complications with measles. They're listed in five lines on page 1 of the vaccine package insert. However, if you turn to pages 3 through 8 of that same vaccine package insert, you'll find those same complications plus a whole lot more listed under vaccine contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse reactions. In most cases with rest, good nutrition and adequate Vitamin A (Mom always made us take cod liver oil) measles is a fairly benign illness; and as a reward for your temporary discomfort and inconvenience, you'll have lifelong immunity. I hope the information below will help you put and keep measles in perspective. Read, watch, share; and if you've had a measles experience -- either as a child or more recently -- please post a comment sharing what it was like when measles "ran through your house."
Doctors, government officials and the media repeatedly tell us that the MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) vaccine is safe. However, as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (Children's Health Defense) explains in the first video below, the actual results of MMR vaccine safety trials, which remained hidden until a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) release from the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), tell a very different story.
“The question is, ‘Are we now mandating a vaccine that is worse than the disease?'"
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
The following information is from Children's Health Defense...
The MMR vaccine is at the heart of the vaccine debate. The following are some of the key facts learned from the clinical trial reports produced by the FDA, which the agency relied upon to license the MMR:
Below is information to give you an idea of what's going on in the U.S. regarding medical freedom, parental choice and your right to refuse vaccines for yourself or your children. No matter where you live, listen to Senator Dallas Heard and Luke Smith-Anderson under "Oregon." The wisdom in their powerful messages is of benefit to all.
Join your state's vaccine choice or health freedom advocacy group to stay informed and get involved; and be sure to register at National Vaccine Information Center's NVIC Advocacy Portal to be notified of legislation in your state and to take action when necessary. Please post the link to your state's advocacy group or information from your state in the comment section below...thank you!
The Pennsylvania Press Conference in support of HB286, The Informed Consent Protection Act, is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Harrisburg, PA. Details below.
In this powerful Facebook video commentary, Kami Altenberg Schaal, a nurse of 22 years, shares her experience when four out of five members of her fully vaccinated family (including boosters and measured titers) came down with mumps. Kami did everything right, including reporting the outbreak to her health department who refused to inform her school district of her family's fully vaccinated status “because it could give the 'anti-vax' movement some fodder, some assistance.”
Kami experienced first hand the rude and ignorant comments that parents of vaccine injured children often endure from pro-vaccine advocates; and she urges those who might be quick to judge and point fingers to be kinder to those who have experienced vaccine injury and loss.
Thank you Kami Altenberg Schaal for having the courage and integrity to speak out. There is so much wisdom in your message. God bless you and your family.
Photo by Twitter Trends 2019
“…I am not even sure if I would have agreed or believed what I’m going to talk about, if it did not happen to me and my family.” - Kami Altenburg Schaal
Please be sure to unmute speaker at bottom right after starting video.
“I really never wanted to enter this controversial argument but I have learned a lot and cannot stay quiet any longer.”
"I don’t mean to be arrogant in my beliefs. I don’t have all the answers. I just know that the Lord wouldn’t let me rest in silence."
by Joni Beth Waldroup
I see your cartoons and your posts about people who are questioning vaccines. I was you, just a little over 3 years ago. I saw it as a black and white issue with no room for debate. I thought ugly thoughts and stated my opinion plainly. I thought I had read the science, which of course was me reading abstracts of a handful of industry-funded, cherry-picked studies that did not contain true inert placebos. I read the CNN articles. I looked at the CDC website. I knew what the WHO was. There was absolutely no possible way in my mind that getting vaccines involved any risk worth my consideration.
Then my beautiful daughter, Rosie, regressed into autism slowly, incrementally, and profoundly. I denied that vaccines played a role. I just couldn’t believe it. I didn’t want to believe it. After a significant decline following a flu shot, I asked the nurse, awkwardly…
“Rosie really tanked after her flu shot. I don’t want to be one of those people, but could there be something to that?”
The nurse took a deep breath, and very diplomatically said, “Vaccines create an immune response in the body and if her immune system was poor or struggling, it could affect her negatively.
Say what?! Enter doubt. Rosie’s immune system was terrible. During her short life she had already had many ear infections with multiple rounds of antibiotics. She had even contracted the rare Epiglottitis – two months before getting that flu shot. Epiglottis is “a rapidly progressive bacterial infection of the epiglottis and surrounding tissues that may lead to sudden respiratory obstruction and death” – something the HIB vaccine should have protected her from! Fail.
Updated March 12, 2019*
"Do you know why we are suddenly, and in such great numbers, stepping out of hiding, bearing the mockery, insults, wishes of death on us and our children??
(Yes, this is happening A LOT!) It’s because we can’t afford to remain silent any longer, there is TOO much at stake for ALL of us!"
by Angela Renee, BSN, RN
“It’s been too long I have stayed silent. It’s time to share my story. To speak the truth in love. My adult career as a Registered Nurse has been centered on the NICU, PICU, & Pediatric populations.
Growing up I had all my vaccines, the 11 or so we got back in 1984, seemingly uneffected and happily moving forward in life.
Fast forward to nursing school. I remember watching a short video, the CDC schedule & the importance of our patients receiving the full schedule. The denial of the autism link - and that’s it. We did not study ingredients, we were not told about vaccine injury/death, or how to report to VAERS when an injury occurred. One class quickly spoonfed. And we moved on.
Upon graduating and securing my first job in the NICU, I thought nothing of the injections I pushed into the thighs of my screaming newborn patients, nor of the “poor feeding,” lethargy, high-pitched screams, & breathing abnormalities that would sometimes follow. This was all normalized as common for the short period after vaccines. I questioned nothing as my own belly grew and grew with my own first child. I was a nurse after all, and this was science.
I drove to my son’s 2 month well visit and a voice inside told me, “Don’t do it. You need to research first. “ And I actually listened to my gut and declined. Me, the nurse who injected other people’s babies...I told my pediatrician I just wanted to wait a bit and do some more research. I was made to sign a form acknowledging that I was putting my child at risk. I left feeling shamed, but relieved that there was still time to decide. Shortly after I received a phone call from my nurse manager that upon returning to work from my maternity leave, I would be joining the float pool which would place me returning to work in a brand new orientation to the pediatric and PICU units.
Today, March 5, 2019 is the eight year anniversary of Mason Bundy's death. Mason died within days of receiving the DTaP vaccine after the pediatrician told his young parents that they would be "signing his death certificate" if they didn't agree to it.
Mason's Mom, Kari would like the following Facebook post shared far and wide. Like many parents who have lost a child to vaccines, the Bundy's speak out to protect other children and families from the harm and heartache that vaccines can and do cause.
Mason Forrest Bundy
October 22, 2010 - March 5, 2011
"He had all of his scheduled 'life saving vaccines' and it cost him his life."
by Kari Bundy...
This is the brutal reality of vaccine injury. THIS is as bad as it gets… Finding your child’s cold, dead body when you check on them in the night. Read through this thread from exactly 8 years ago on the night Mason died, and temporarily experience the HORROR we (and our friends and family) experienced that night. You will feel the hysteria as you witness our friends and family desperately praying and begging God to just PLEASE SAVE OUR BABY. And at 2:09am, I posted the heartbreaking update with just two words- He’s gone.
There are no treatment options for dead children. NOTHING can bring them back.
Chicken Pox, Measles, Pertussis, Influenza… These illnesses all have treatment options. A diagnosis does not indicate imminent death. Any of THESE THINGS could have been treated. My son would have had a CHANCE with ANY of these diseases.
But he didn’t contract a disease.
He had all of his scheduled “live saving vaccines”
And it cost him his life.
When vaccine risk awareness advocates speak out, pro-vaccine advocates, including mainstream media, are quick to call it "misinformation". Let me assure you, the information you are about to hear in the video below is NOT "misinformation". These are real moms with real stories. Watch, listen, learn the risks before it's too late, and please share.
"I was just like you...I trusted my doctor...I didn't research vaccine safety myself...Turns out my doctors didn't know...My pediatrician had no clue...and neither did I."
A heartfelt thank you to the moms in this powerful video and to Del Bigtree and the HighWire team for producing it.
God bless and take care of all mothers and fathers who speak out to protect children and families from the harm and heartache that vaccines can and do cause; and that they live with each day.
I give out cards with photos of two young children that died following vaccines. Beneath the photo of a beautiful 15 month old little girl who died within 24 hours of receiving 7 vaccines is a message from her mother, "I want you to do the research that I wish I had done." Beneath the photo of a precious little boy who died within two days of receiving his two month vaccines is a message from his mother, "Allow my pain to help you make a wise decision. I was ignorant. I thought, 'My child will be fine,' I was wrong." These parents, and many like them, live with not only grief, but with deep regret. Please encourage parents and grandparents to research vaccines carefully.