Personal Stories

For decades, vaccine risk awareness groups like Vaccine Choice (Canada) have borne witness to the grief of families devastated by their child’s catastrophic vaccine injuries while the mantra “the vaccines didn’t do it” drones on and on.

Many of these children develop seizures and other health problems soon after vaccination. Parents are told that the seizures are not related to the vaccines, and are not a valid reason to delay the next round of shots. Held over their heads is the bogey man poised to attack the child with this or that disease if one deviates from the prescribed vaccine agenda. Shutting down their own reasoning and intuitive intelligence, parents are frightened into compliance and proceed on the disastrous course of more vaccines.

This mother’s letter recounts what happened to her child. Her experience is representative of the countless families whose children’s lives have been devastated by vaccine injuries.

“I believe 100% that my daughter was damaged from the vaccines.  In Dec 2007 my 5 month old daughter was given the following shots, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Hib, hepatitis B, Meningococcal C and Prevnar (8 vaccines given at the same time). Two days later she had a grand mal seizure. By the time we got to the hospital it was over. I told the doctor and nurses that she just had her shots two days ago and they said well maybe she had a fever from the shot and that caused her seizure. She had no fever before or after the event; my concerns were ignored and brushed off. We were assured that everything was fine and it shouldn’t happen again so we went ahead with our travel plans to Ontario the next day.

She had another seizure when we arrived in Ontario. She was hospitalized for days and again I told every doctor and nurse we saw that this started two days after immunization – again brushed off and ignored. Probably fever seizures we were told again, except there was no fever.

She went a month or more with no seizures then when she got immunized again in Feb 2008 (a probable repeat of the 8 vaccines) they got worse and she was put on clobazam and she only had 1 seizure a month after that. In July 2008 she received five vaccines at the same time – meningococcal C, measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox. That one did her in. Within a week she was having 2 seizures a week, then 3 and multiples in a day. She also stopped talking – she won’t even babble, just moans different pitches. By the beginning of September she was hospitalized for a month. Test after test with no answers.

Three MRIs, spinal tap, dozens of blood tests, liver, muscle, skin biopsies – no answers. What makes me extremely upset is that I was never warned of these possible side effects. I found out through my own investigation. No one reported the first incident or even questioned the fact that maybe further immunizations should be withheld until further investigation.

The second vaccine incident I first brushed off because I was reassured by many healthcare professionals that they can’t possibly be linked together. The third immunization incident the same thing. I thought it must be something else. I’ve racked my brain daily for hours on end. What changed, what happened in July to cause this? I am convinced 100% that these shots have damaged my daughter forever.

She is now 15 1/2 months old she has grand mal cluster seizures every 4-7 days. No meds are working enough to stop them, just enough to calm them. She used to say mama, dada and bubba (for bottle) now I can’t even get her to make a sound other than moans and growls. She can’t wave, clap or mimic anything at all. She used to dance to music now she won’t. She used to smile and laugh all the time – now it’s a struggle to get her to laugh. She can barely pull herself to stand. Walking anytime soon does not look promising.

My child does not deserve this; she just came into this world and it has been horrible to her. She has suffered countless IV pokes and blood test. Her little arms were so bruised from needles that no veins could be found for IV so she had one put into her neck and stitches were put in her neck to hold it in. Then she had an IO (an IV drilled into her leg bone) resulting in a possible bone infection. It swelled so much she wouldn’t stand on it for a week. Then surgery and the EEG gave her blisters all over her head – you name it she has gone through it. 

I cry every day for my child and those responsible must be held accountable for doing this to our children. I don’t want even one more mother and child to go through what we’re going through. It’s preventable and avoidable.”

NF – Canada

This child’s suffering, and her mother’s grief is the shared tragedy of countless families of vaccine injured children, the silent victims of overt violence inflicted on them by a medical system blinded by its fanatic adherence to vaccine dogma.

It is a call for us to awaken from the trance that has disempowered us, driven by the fear imposed on us. It is a call to abandon the blind trust we’ve had in doctors and understand that adherence to medical dogma can hurt our children. It means protecting our children from medical procedures you sense might be harmful – to listen to your heart, your higher wisdom when those internal warning bells start to ring loud and clear. It is a wake up call for us to learn to recognize the powerful signals telling us that our child is at imminent risk and to have the courage to stop the process which places our child in danger. In the case of vaccination, it’s knowing when to say, “stop, enough – no more vaccines”.

On a deeper, archetypal level, mothers everywhere are called now to reclaim their position as primary healer in the family – to understand that we are empowered to make truly wise decisions for our children when we trust our intuition and our intelligence first, rather than the dogmatic ‘say-so’ of some expert. From the beginning of time we have nurtured and nursed our children through sickness and in health. We know our children better than any “expert”, and we do know what is best for them.

When we learn to trust our intuitive signals and embrace the gift of our higher wisdom, knowing how to protect our children becomes second nature. Ancient wisdom teachings have echoed this message through the ages – that the message of the heart is always in alignment with truth. As we guard against societal training that conditions us to unquestioningly and obediently submit to the dictates of dogma, the mind becomes liberated and self-knowledge becomes our guide to truth and right living. In alignment with this truth, we can break the spell of mass-mindedness.

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Eva’s vaccine story

Our daughter was the picture of health and as any other ‘responsible’ parent, I dutifully brought her to Well Baby checkups where she received all the vaccines according to the provincial schedule. That is, until she turned one…

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The Devastating Effects of Flu Vaccine Injury By Connie Elcombe

After three years of illness following my October 24, 2011 Fluviral vaccination, I remain disabled and unable to work. My first flu shot was in 2004, then following the same Fluviral flu shots in 2005 & 2009 (H1N1 vaccine), I became very ill. It cost me four months off work and nearly killed me. I didn’t ‘connect the dots’ until my illness following October, 2011 flu shot. Looking back it all seems to fit.

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Bob’s Story

On Oct 20 Bob had a flu shot. The following week Bob had chills and just couldn’t get warm. He had some difficulty swallowing on the right side of his throat. At one point he was wary about his balance with some stairs.

On Nov 1 during a walk, he experienced some stiffness in his legs and lack of control with one of his feet. Later that night he found that he was numb and tingly in the base of the feet and lacked balance and the ability to stand. By the morning the numbness and tingling feeling had progressed up his legs.

On Nov 2, Bob was rushed to the hospital with doctors considering two possible medical conditions – ALS or GBS. Through their assessment they determined that he had Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). They immediately administered IVIG treatment over the next 5 nights in hopes of reversing the syndrome. Yet, over the next 7 days Bob’s condition worsened as the paralysis began to ascend through his body in turn creating havoc on his respiratory system.

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Stephanie’s Story

So how does a mother feel when her baby is dead from vaccines and all she hears from doctors, the government and media is that vaccines are safe and effective?

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Adverse reaction to the Tdap vaccine

My knowledge of the true risks and harm vaccinations can cause comes first hand. I had an adverse reaction to the Tdap vaccination 2 years ago given to protect against whooping cough. It was six months after my first child Wyle was born. I wouldn’t wish my experience on anyone, especially a small child or baby. I can’t imagine what it would have been like seeing Wyle experience blindness, vomiting, severe brain swelling, and spinal inflammation so intensely he’s unable to walk.

Unable to urinate, or eat anything for days, or have a regular appetite for months, even worse, to forget who he was and to lose time and memory. To be in and out of consciousness for weeks because of brain lesions that developed, and then to be told it could be Brain cancer. This is what I experienced from a “safe” vaccine…

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Date Posted: 04/09/2014

The Penta Project by Heather Fraser

My son was first injected with PENTA in November 1994. He reacted badly to the vaccine and developed allergies to the environmental and food including dairy. The dairy allergy went undiagnosed and contributed to ear infections. The doctor prescribed antibiotics for the infections followed by creams for the eczema. His allergies were mounting. The second dose of PENTA was given in January 1995. More ear infections and more antibiotics followed. He was terribly congested and could not breathe through his nose. He was diagnosed with asthma, given scripts for puffers and we were told to keep Benadryl on hand. He reacted violently to his third dose of PENTA at 6 months of age in March 1995. After this shot he screamed inconsolably for hours, writhing in severe pain…

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Date Posted: 11/26/2013

Parents Voice Following Vaccination – testimonials of children’s adverse reactions & injuries following vaccination

On September the 18th 2010 I started an inquiry amongst parents of Autistic children. “I am compiling a list of children who were adversely affected by any vaccine. Please if you could say in about 4-6 sentences what that vaccine was, how they reacted, how they are today and what city the vaccine was administered.” … To date there are over 1100 comments here. There are additional comments found elsewhere at the bottom of this page (linked, and relating to autism), reports on a Vaccine damage reports database (mixed) and some reports regarding the HPV, Gardasil vaccine, totaling to more than 2300.

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Date Posted: 6/2/2013

H1N1 Vaccine Side Effects – Canadians, Please report here!

Canadians for Health Freedom created a blog where personal testimonies and news reports of adverse reactions to the 2009/10 H1N1 vaccine could be reported. Arepanrix (H1N1 Vaccine with AS03 adjuvant) was used in Canada during the 2009/10 flu season. On October 13, 2009 an Interim Order was issued by then Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq which authorized the sale of Arepanrix based on limited clinical testing in humans. Arepanrix H1N1 vaccine did not receive a Notice of Compliance or a Drug Identification Number. Canadians are still suffering the effects of this vaccine.

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Date Posted: 1/14/2014

We had no informed consent before Gardasil changed our lives.
Story by Glenda Smith

“It wasn’t until I reported her side effects to the local health unit I found out the HPV shot was Gardasil. It was only after I reported adverse reactions that the local health unit directed me to the manufacturer’s website and Merck’s product monograph. I was appalled at the very long list of side effects worded much differently than the information I had been given. It included phrases like a ‘weakened immune system’ as one of the risks. At the bottom of the list it stated “this is not a complete list of side effects.” Had I been given an opportunity to read this ahead of time, I would have never agreed to Angela receiving Gardasil at all.”

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Date Posted: 5/3/2013

Vaccine Reaction Denial
Story by N. Boyd

Before telling my story I just wanted to say thank you for your website. My story is not as bad as many that are posted there, but I was looking for vaccine reactions and I’ve not come across anything similar to my children’s reactions.

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Date Posted: 04/15/2013

MMR Vaccine and Autism – A Mother’s Journey to Heal Her Child
Story by Cynthia Stark

It’s been a long journey of education for me. When my son was born, my mom insisted vaccines could cause problems. I’d never heard of this and without any scientific evidence I dismissed it. I thought if I did everything the doctor said, my child would be healthy. I actually considered it child abuse not to vaccinate. When my son reacted badly to each vaccine, I believed the doctor on blind faith without any scientific evidence that this was “normal”.

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Date Posted: 02/28/2013

Katie’s Story – Medical Denial
Story by Mary

Katie received the DPT-Polio vaccination in August 1983. Within 48 hours I noticed that she fell into a very deep sleep. I was not alarmed as it was a very hot, humid summer. Since we did not have air conditioning in our home, I thought that perhaps the heat was affecting her and that was the reason that she slept so much. Katie would wake up to nurse, but her sucking was weaker and she nursed for a shorter period of time before falling into a deep sleep again.

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Date Posted: 10/27/2002

Sara’s Story – Pervasive Developement Disorder & Vaccines
Story by: Gloria and Lawrence Dignazio

In 1992, God blessed us with our first child, a beautiful, healthy, little angel, a little girl. We named her Sara and she was perfect.

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Date Posted: 10/26/2005

Story by: Stacy Moon

Six hours after receiving her 3rd dose at Penticton Health Unit, the teenager began to feel tingling in the fingertips of her right hand. Within a few days, numbness had spread up her arm; she couldn’t hold a pen or glass or even open a door. By the 3rd week following the shot, Stacy was numb from her toes to her ribs, couldn’t hold her balance and found it difficult to walk. In the following few months visits to her doctor, neurologists and Vancouver for an MRI scan resulted in the diagnosis…multiple sclerosis, MS!

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Date Posted: 12/13/2002

Clayton’s Story – A Mother’s Nightmare of Medical Mayhem
Story by: Deana (Mother)

What I’m about to write, may shock some readers. However this is the harsh reality for many families, and our story is offered for public awareness, which I am hoping will be used as an educational tool.

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Date Posted: 8/9/2003

Vaccine Brain Damage
Story by: Lucia Morgan

It’s been nearly three years since I became chronically ill. I can tell you the day and the hour it began. It was shortly after I received my second hepatitis B shot. I had recently completed a master’s degree. Six months after the shot, I could barely read.

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Date Posted: 10/1/2002

Kirk’s Story – Collateral Damage
Story by: Scott Hunter

Our son Kirk might never be the same. He was by all measures a normal healthy 6 month old that was reaching all his milestones. He was sitting, rolling over, saying da, ma, up, focused on objects and people, in short everything a healthy 6 month old baby should be doing.

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Date Posted: 8/1/2002

SHOT DOWN? – Parents believe vaccines linked to their children’s autism
Story by: By Jessica Werb-contributing writer – Vancouver Courier

…thousands of parents across North America and Europe who argue the coincidence is overwhelming: within weeks or even days of receiving the DPT-Diphtheria, Pertussis (Whooping cough) and Tetanus-and MMR-Measles, Mumps, and Rubella-shots, their previously normal children lost many of the developmental milestones they had attained.

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Date Posted: 10/25/2005

SEIZURES & DPT – 15 hours after Amanda’s third DPT shot, she was found her laying in a fetal position in a general (Grand Mal) seizure.
Story by: By Catherine Graham

…Phenobarbital was not enough to control the seizures and the medicine trials and errors began. Her seizures were now lasting between 30 and 45 minutes each, with the longest being two hours. Their frequency was now one major seizure a week.

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Date Posted: 07/22/2006