This story was written by Jodi, mother to Jillian.
My daughter’s name is Jillian. She was born on September 22, 2005. We lived in Peacham, Vermont. Her vaccine injuries occurred in Vermont. She was a normally developing infant per doctor observations, had met all milestones. Responded to her name, had normal eye contact, good sleep habits, good eating habits, and the beginnings of rudimentary language.
She was given MMR, varicella, Hep A, Prevnar at her 12 month well-baby visit. Jillian regressed behaviorally within weeks, screaming, not sleeping, agitated, personality change. No one, including myself recognized this as an adverse vaccine reaction. She was given DTaP and Hib at 15 months. By 17 months she had no eye contact, no words, was not sleeping, exhibited constant screaming, flapping, and spinning. I hope I don’t need to tell you how devastating this was for all of us, including her big sister, but especially for Jillian.
We moved to the state of Texas five years ago, when we realized that our beautiful state of Vermont could not provide the medical, therapeutic or educational resources that the state of Texas could. We left our home on the real estate market, all of our friends and my mother and father. We have spent the last five years putting the pieces of Jillian’s puzzle together with the help of several physicians.
Here is what subsequent MEDICAL testing has revealed: Prior to her 12 month vaccines, Jillian was a healthy, normally developing child. Findings: NO antibodies (immunity) developed to polio, varicella, tetanus or pertussis, despite being fully vaccinated per the CDC schedule. Abnormally HIGH antibodies to measles, mumps and rubella. Heavy metal toxic, to include mercury and aluminum. She has mitochondrial dysfunction, bowel disorders, gut dysbiosis (hence the onset of 14 hour a day screaming; she was in unbearable pain), IgG and IgE food allergies and intolerances. Sensory Integration Disorder. Dyspraxia. Apraxia, severe vitamin deficiencies, metabolic problems, malabsorption issues, gut inflammation, and PANDAS. She is non-verbal. Again, by all Vermont physician accounts (several of them in the same practice), Jillian was a typically developing infant who presented with none of these health issues prior to her 12 month round of vaccinations.
The financial burden this has placed on us is immense. Tens of thousands of dollars have been spent on medical care and therapy for our child, much of it not covered by insurance. We lost our home in Vermont to foreclosure proceedings, have gone bankrupt and had a vehicle repossessed. We tried to maintain everything, but the health and well being of our daughter had to come first. Five years ago, we owned two homes, had excellent credit and many dollars in the bank. We now reside in Maine and live paycheck to paycheck. Parents bear ALL the responsibility when their child becomes vaccine injured. PARENTS. Not the doctor, not the nurse, and most certainly not the pharmaceutical companies, who are protected from liability for vaccine injury.
Vaccine injury happens. It is a FACT that the Supreme Court of the United States upholds, as it has deemed vaccines “unavoidably unsafe” in a court ruling several years ago. Parents. Unavoidable risks.
I would like to thank you for reading this, and would like to make one last point. I vaccinated my child. Then it happened, right in front of my eyes. My daughter’s life was forever changed and her health and her future taken from her in the space of a few months. Her childhood, stolen. I will never forgive myself, as long as I live, for not researching vaccines before I injected them into my children.