As you may know, I am on the leadership council of the National Vaccine
Information Center (NVIC) and Director of New Jersey Alliance for Informed
Consent in Vaccinations (NJAICV). I just got this today and wanted to share
it w/ everyone. I have learned the hard way about how important it is for
to talk to people/patients about vaccine safety (or lack there of). 4 dead
children later. We all have a responsibility to know about this. We also
have a responsibility to help and educate our patients. I was really
by this story....especially knowing that it was a CHIROPRACTOR that helped
Please take time to read it.
Renee T. Foster, DC
I have been researching disease, vaccines and their reactions for a little
over three years now. I have spoken with parents over the phone who
thought there child was having a reaction, I have spoken to parents after
there child went through a reaction, but I had yet to actually see a child
have a reaction until last night.
I was at a Home and Garden Party last night, and one of the women there had
brought her newborn girl, my son is about 9 weeks old and so I would judge
hers to have been about the same. Her daughter seemed fussy all night long
and finally got to a point where she had to leave the room because the
child would not stop crying. I watched her try to nurse and do everything
she could to calm her down, but nothing worked. I waited for a few minutes
before I went into the other room with her because I thought maybe the
child was just cranky and mom was uncomfortable nursing in front of people.
The childs crying became very high pitched and really disturbed me. My
first thought was that the child needed to be adjusted, so I started
talking to the mom about chiropractic, she said she knew about the benefits
of chiropractic and was having her four year old adjusted but had not had
the newborn because she was nervous about it. The mom was holding the
child close to her body and as we sat there I reassured her on having her
newborn adjusted, as both mine were adjusted within days of their birth.
Then she turned the child around and I saw the most terrifying thing in my
life. The childs eyes were so wide open and she had this look of terror in
her eyes. Then I noticed her body, she was as stiff as a board her toes
were pointed so straight it would have made a ballerina jealous, it is very
hard for me to put into words what I saw, but you could just tell by the
look in her eyes that her body was being wracked with pain. I was in
shock, literally, it took me a couple of minutes to gather my thoughts and
I asked her when the childs last vaccination was. The mother shook her
head and said, "I knew it, it was five days ago." That mother
knew what was happening the moment I asked her that question. She said she
had been fussy ever since she had had her last vaccination, and that she
seemed to be getting worse every day. I asked her how many they gave her.
Four, they gave that baby girl 4 vaccinations in one visit! One of them
was the new PCV-7. The moms husband had just told her that morning not to
vaccinate the kids anymore because he had heard a radio program and was not
sure vaccinations were safe, he wanted to do some research first, but she
went ahead and did it anyways. By now she was in tears and saying she
wished she had listened to her husband.
Fortunately my chiropractor was there and she adjusted the baby girl. I
had the mom call her midwife and tell her what was happening. After the
adjustment the baby just melted in the DC's arms, it was amazing. She was
still having periodic screaming fits but seemed to be getting some relief.
I went home that night and fell into my husbands arms and cried my eyes
out. I had been holding it together while I was with the mom, in order to
give her support, and could hold it in no longer. The mom called me this
morning and said the baby was doing alot better, she had had a rough night
but seemed back to normal this morning. Now we are going through the steps
to get this reported, she is going to start getting informed on
vaccinations and she is going to start getting the baby adjusted.
One of the things that really bothered me was that she had mentioned to the
Dr. that her daughter seemed to be sick, and she did'nt know if it was ok
to vaccinate when they were sick. These Dr.'s are making me sick more and
more every day! For all the money they spent and the years of education it
becomes more clear that they have no common sense!, and that my friends is
free. It has cost me only in books and time to learn what I know and it
scares me to think I know more than some of these "Dr's." do
about a subject so important, and parents are putting their childs lives in
their hands!! Last nights experience instills even deeper in me that this
is a cause worth fighting for! First I was fighting for something that was
right, now I'm mad.
Kelly Hopkins, Arizona