This is LoRenzo’s story, as told by his mother.
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about my son, LoRenzo and my personal issues concerning the government’s role in dealing with the injuries my son has acquired through vaccines. I don’t consider my story anecdotal as I am an expert when it comes to my son. I was advised that the flu shot was a good thing when I was pregnant for my son. I of course, blindly trusted that as fact. I did not know the ingredients of said vaccine nor was I offered an insert listing the ingredients, side effects, or recommendations. Had that one thing happened, I may not have been writing this.
I got the shot and was violently ill. When LoRenzo was hours old he received the HepB shot which is an unnecessary vaccine for an infant. He was a lethargic baby and did not cry. At 2 months he received multiple vaccines and lost the ability to have bowel movements. He then cried all the time. At 4 months he stopped responding to noises, cooing, and lost eye contact. At 6 months he stopped crying unless he was in pain from not being able to poop. This was awful since crying was the only way he could communicate. I had to guess if he was hungry and constantly check to see if he was wet.
LoRenzo’s development was very slow from there. He could not hold his head up by himself or sit up by the time he was 10 months. He didn’t walk until 17 months. When he learned how to walk, he would stay in the corner of any given room because the world was just too big for him. He preferred to be in his crib or playpen until he was 2yrs old and he still could not talk.
At every “well baby” check I brought up my concerns citing these things happened after every vaccine but was told boys developed slower and to wait it out. Finally at 2½ yrs a friend of my sister’s told her my son had Autism after she heard that he had not had an unassisted BM since he was an infant. My doctor didn’t give me this info, a parent did. When I took th
is concern to the pediatricians, I was then told she had suspected this all along but didn’t think I was ready for the news!? He was sent to the local children’s hospital where they said it was too soon to diagnose his delay and that again vaccines were not to blame. They tested his genetics, mine, his father’s and came up with nothing. Mind you, NOBODY in either family had any kind of connection to Autism, until my son.
LoRenzo will be 9 this December. My son can only speak a handful of 4-5 word sentences. He was not potty trained until he was 6. He is hypersensitive to light, textures, noise, and even certain foods. I am on disability and cannot afford any treatment to help my son.
I did what the CDC recommended and held him down to receive multiple doses of poison only to find out that LoRenzo was at high risk – yes, he is also African-American. I told his doctor of my concerns at 8 weeks! “Wait it out” is what I was told over and over again. Now at soon to be 9 my son is Autistic, resources are next to nothing, and there is no recourse, no compensation for having to wait it out! Early intervention is key they say, yet “they” are very slow to give the parents a definitive diagnosis. I have found that I am not the only parent who feels this way. It may be too late for my son but I shouldn’t have to accept that, until all avenues of healing are explored with the expense being picked up by those who knowingly caused the harm.
To Congressman Bill Posey: Thank you for your action in this matter and please stay vigilant as the number of Autism parents is rising. Our rights to refuse vaccines should be respected until such a time a truly unbiased study on vaccinated vs unvaccinated is done.