Olivia was born perfectly healthy. Now 19 years old, she began having seizures at the age of 18 months following the MMR vaccine. Her mother, Kelly Johnson, shares her daughter's difficult and painful journey, as well as her own, in her beautifully written, touching, and often heart wrenching "Restoring Olivia" blog posts. As Kelly shared recently...
"Olivia's illness....her disability.....her uncontrolled seizures....this cruel interruption to our lives is the result of vaccine injury. I know, it's a hard reality for some to accept, but unfortunately, it is true. Vaccines destroyed my daughter's health."
From "No more shame" by Kelly Johnson
Kelly's latest update, "Mending..." is a joyful one that shares in print and video the progress Olivia is making after a recent extended hospital stay that resulted in four new serious conditions. I invite you to read Kelly's post and watch the "Olivia on the Mend" video below. I also ask that you pray for sweet Olivia and her devoted and determined mother, Kelly.
"What's important is that the mending has begun and I feel like I have a better understanding of how the vaccines tore a hole in the Perfection she was given."
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.
Alexander's story, as told by his mother, Jennifer, and reprinted below, was first published at Stop Mandatory Vaccination. Jennifer shares not only Alexander's vaccine injury story, but also their long and painful ordeal with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which ultimately ruled that Alexander's death was caused by the vaccines he received.
February 17, 2005 - May 11, 2005
“My son, Alexander, suffered a seizure and cardiac arrest on April 29, 2005, three and a half days after receiving his first set of vaccines.The vaccines he received were the DTaP, HiB and Hepatitis B combo (Comvax), inactivated polio, and Prevnar. He coded, but was revived and placed on life support, however, the damage to his brain was catastrophic. After 12 days in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and two independent determinations of brain death, we removed life support on May 11, 2005. He was only 12 weeks old. He was born on February 17, 2005 and was a healthy little boy. Despite that, he died as a result of seizure and encephalopathy that resulted from his two-month vaccinations on April 25, 2005.
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.
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.
Part 1 of the Sacrificial Virgins trilogy is included in, "Is HPV vaccine the next Thalidomide-style scandal?" In Part 2 (video below), you'll hear from Ruby and Chloe, two young women who have been seriously injured by the HPV vaccine, and from their mothers. Listen as they tell how their conditions are dismissed by many physicians; and that even when doctors do believe that the vaccine was the cause, they won’t write it in the medical records. Listen as world renowned aluminum (aluminium) expert, Professor Chris Exley, PhD, explains how aluminium can accumulate in the body to toxic levels; and discusses Gardasil and Cervarix testing procedures. Listen as Viennese OB/GYN, Dr. Christian Faila explains how studies are "biased" to make it appear that the vaccine is safe.
Although this video and post are about the HPV vaccine, it's important to remember that infants and young children are getting multiple vaccines that contain aluminum adjuvants, often at the same doctor's visit.
“I was a very healthy 12 year old. I did everything a pre-teen girl would do. I’d go to the cinema. I’d skate. I’d go rollerblading…I was dancing, constantly like six days a week…I started to become ill after the second injection and that was around January 2011. It started off with joint pain, muscle pain, bone pain, relentless fatigue which would not go away without sleeping. I used to fall asleep in lessons and then it kind of escalated.” - Chloe, HPV Vaccine Victim
A member of our Vaccine Choice Prayer Community, who is also a toxicologist and mother of a vaccine injured son, was recently interviewed for a local Idaho news station. Now an advocate for informed consent, it wasn't until her own son suffered multiple adverse effects from a round of vaccines that she started looking into the science behind vaccine safety.
In just under 17 minutes, and in clear, simple terms, you'll hear about the MTHFR gene mutation that is so common in children today making them less able to detoxify after vaccines and more susceptible to vaccine injury; about the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP); the current inflated vaccine schedule; the effect that aluminum in vaccines is having on our health; aborted fetal cell DNA in vaccines; vaccine shedding; the actual diseases vaccines are supposed to prevent; the importance of good nutrition; the vaccine induced herd immunity myth; vaccine manufacturers lack of liability and more; and you'll hear all this from a scientist and mom who knows first hand the struggles of recovering a child after vaccine injury.
Watch the interview below, learn for yourself and for those you love; and please share with others, especially new and expectant parents and grandparents.