I have two children. I always believed that I had to vaccinate to protect my kids, I even got the flu shot when I was pregnant. My first child used to suffer some mild reactions which I was told was normal. She developed an egg allergy, but I never really made the connection. It wasn’t until my second child was born that I really noticed and paid attention. He was born at full term by C-section and was a very healthy baby boy.
From his first vaccination of Vitamin K I noticed the colour of his skin change. He went on to develop rashes and fevers. With every vaccination things became worse.
At six months old he suffered his first anaphylactic food allergy, something that has carried on for the last seven years. At 15 months his speech slowed down and he started sleeping a lot. He just wasn’t the same.
By the time his four-year-old vaccinations rolled around I was extremely hesitant. I was told by medical staff that my ‘claims’ were unfounded and complete nonsense, that vaccinations did not cause autism or speech delays and that if I did not vaccinate him, he would be exiled from day-care and school. Sadly, he got the shots.
After this vaccination he regressed behaviourally, socially and academically. It was a steep decline. It has taken us the last four years to begin to undo the complex damage caused to my perfect little boy. We are still not out of the woods - our lives have been turned upside down.
I am so thankful for this movement, that we can come together and share our truths. Knowing I am not alone gives me strength and courage. Courage to push back. I am now an informed person who will continue to question the validity and the efficacy of anything that anyone seeks to put into my body or the bodies of my children.
It’s been seven years since anyone in my family received a vaccination and I am thankful to be on this journey now. There are too many “coincidences” when it comes to vaccines. I strongly encourage every single parent out there to do their own research before vaccinating their children.