I am often asked what is it that lit a fire in my belly to fight the current vaccine law in MS.
Mandated vaccines in Mississippi *DO IN FACT* force children to be vaccinated against their doctors' written advice, against a parent's deeply held convictions that their child may be vulnerable, and against sincere religious beliefs.
I have a son who had a serious neurological event following nine vaccine doses at the age of five years old and I experienced this bureaucratic tyranny first hand.
Our son Jacob had seizures in the 72 hour window following his shots when he was five. He had no fever. He woke up the third morning following the routine nine doses, and toddled into the kitchen behind me where I was making coffee.
I heard a THUD and a groan. I turned around and my beautiful five year old boy had done a trust fall on the kitchen tile, back arched, eyes rolled back in his head, fists clenched up by his ears, grimacing and SHAKING.
He will tell you he woke up with his head under the bed, then fell in the hallway on the way to the kitchen that morning. His (at the time) seven year old brother, John, witnessed his little brother seizing on the kitchen floor while eating his cereal before his first day of second grade. When I went back to make Jacob's bed later that morning, it was soaked with urine, which is classic of seizures through the night.
Fighting the Mississippi State Department of Health
Following Jacob's vaccine induced neurological event, our pediatricians wrote to the state depth of health recommending no further vaccines. The bureaucrats in the Mississippi State Department of Health, who had never laid eyes on my child, DENIED OVERRODE REJECTED his doctors' multiple legitimate requests for medical exemption. He was not able to attend kindergarten and I was forced to keep him home. My family was literally medically terrorized by the State of Mississippi.
It was fully five years later. After four letters from our doctors, political string-pulling, and having met face to face with the State Epidemiologist and my Local Health Officer as the CoDirector of MPVR, our son finally got his desperately needed medical exemption granted. We endured all of this for missing *one* of five required pertussis doses. Jacob was otherwise fully vaccinated according to MS State Department of Health's vaccine requirements for kindergarten.
The Mississippi State Department of Health is indeed ruthless in its pursuit of first-in-the-nation vaccine coverage rates. They demonstrated clearly to me that our children are simply pawns in their agenda.
Why would the MSDH only grant a mere 17 kindergarten exemptions in a year while every other state in the nation grants kindergarten exemptions in the hundreds and thousands? Because leading the country with the highest coverage rates in the nation, and likely in the world, is their long time tradition. This is a huge feather in the caps of the un-elected bureaucrats at the State Department of Health. They get national recognition and financial incentives for vaccinating MS kids to the gills, while parents in Mississippi have zero legitimate options and no rights.
Could Jacob's event have been a coincidence? He had never had a seizure before nor since. His doctors did not believe it was a coincidence. Vaccines certainly adversely affected his nervous system just as the vaccine manufacturers' package inserts say they can.
To begin with, we delayed Jacob's shots until the age of three because of the research I had done. We have significant family history consistent with what is now considered to be fraudulent science which suggests my children would be Vaccine Vulnerable. Jacob's family history consists of terminal complications of Ulcerative Colitis in maternal uncle, Ulcerative Colitis in paternal grandmother, Celiac Disease in paternal grandfather, Celiac Disease in mother, and an older brother who was moderately Autistic as a small child.
That fraudulent science, I KNOW, saved Jacob's life. Before that science was widely accepted as fraudulent (2010), my pediatric GI offered that we should delay John's and Jacob's shots at an appointment when Jacob was a newborn and John was only two.
I often wonder what would have happened if I had allowed them to give Jacob the HepB at one day old, and the ensuing routine battery of 25 doses in the first six months?
I shudder to think what would have happened to our sweet boy. I thank God that I had faith in "fraudulent science." I thank God that we were financially able for me to be a stay-at-home mom, and that I had the freedom to prayerfully, carefully decide how to vaccinate Jacob, at least until he approached kindergarten age. Many parents don't have that option.
Certainly, that scientist who was labeled a fraud, is a hero to families like mine. One day the world will know he was simply ahead of his time, and our society chose to put money before our children. I don't believe that day is very far off.
The Ignored CDC Whistleblower
Dr. William Thompson is a Senior Scientist from the CDC's Vaccine Research Division. Dr. Thompson was one of the five authors of the paper our CDC published in 2004 claiming to disprove the vaccine/autism link. He has recently come forward confessing that he and his colleagues covered up data, literally throwing it in a garbage can, that he has "great shame" and has "stopped lying." That trashed data showed that Dr. Andrew Wakefield was RIGHT. That trashed data showed that some baby boys were at a 340% greater risk of developing Autism when given the MMR vaccine before the age of three years old.
Thompson has been granted Whistleblower Status by the Obama administration, and is still employed at the CDC.
Many, including Florida Congressman Bill Posey, are begging Congress to subpoena Dr. Thompson to testify, exposing the fraud within the CDC. But our Congress has allowed the CDC to investigate themselves.
Our Kids, Our Priority
How many children with Autism do you know? ADHD? Seizure disorder? Parents need to be looking back at shot records and connecting the dots.
We have a crisis of big government bureaucracy in Mississippi, and our families are paying the price. As long as we have vaccine mandates with no parental rights, the well-being of our kids will be at the mercy of agenda driven bureaucrats and and greedy,corrupt drug companies.
That is not the kind of America we should leave our children.