By Anne Dachel
“Vaxxed” is being shown in theaters across the U.S. and in Canada. It will soon go international. Thousands and thousands of ordinary people are learning about the complete lack of safety standards and the corrupt practices at our Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Countless parents of vaccine injured children who have suffered in silence now have a film that proves what happened in their family is real.
“Vaxxed” producer Polly Tommey has been conducting interviews at these screenings. She herself is the mother of a 20 year old son with severe autism. I asked her how meeting all these parents of vaccine injured children has affected her.
From Calgary Canada, here was her response.
“I started traveling with Andy and Del on the 1st of April and we’ve been pretty much going full blast till now. …For the nineteen years that I’ve been doing this with the [Autism File] magazine, talking about my son’s injury, attending conferences, talking to other parents around the world, forming the [Autism] Media Channel with Andy Wakefield, filming families—NOTHING, NOTHING has prepared me for the American people out there with the extent of vaccine injury.
“I had no idea about the military. The military situation in America is a disaster. It is inhumane. It is horrific, barbaric. There are no other words for what is going on in the military. We’re seeing damage, after damage, after damage. Young, beautiful kids want to fight for America, unable to get out, being used as human pin cushions. Horrific stories coming from there.
“The amount of dead babies… We’re speaking to parents, they tell us, mainly from DTaP, that they were told by the doctor, if they didn’t get the DTaP, then they were the worst parents in the world, and their children would die—And these children did die, from the DTaP. And the parents have no voice because their child died. There’s no society for them to have a voice. Children that have died later on, adults that have died, flu vaccine, horrific stories coming in from the Gardasil, and babies that that have died because they were given far too many flu vaccines at a young age.
“It is non-stop. And every single story—every single story has the same thing: A pediatrician, a doctor, or a nurse had bullied them into having these vaccines. None of these people are anti-vaccine, just like I wasn’t. I was pro-vaccine…
“There [are] no words to explain what has happened to the American people with the vaccine injuries. So I will keep touring for as long as I can, and filming every single family that I can, and bring to you what is going on in America with the devastation of vaccine injury. It’s real. It’s real.”
PARENTS AT “VAXXED”
“I had a beautiful baby boy… He was very healthy. He started rolling over at a very young age. He was very advanced, saying ‘mama’ at six months old…
“And then about his 15 month vaccinations, he had seven shots. We went home. That night he started screaming …and I couldn’t get him to stop. …I called his pediatrician, and she said, ‘Oh, it’s normal. It’s just a vaccine reaction. He’s going to be fine.’
“But he screamed all through the night. He had explosive diarrhea…. And the next morning, he was really limp and not responding well to me like he normally had. …
“We took him down to the emergency room. They said, ‘Oh, it’s just a vaccine reaction; he’ll be fine.’ At first they didn’t want to agree with that, but his pediatrician had already said that that was what they thought it was.
“And he kept losing all his skills, and by the time that he hit two, he had no words, he kept falling all the time. He’d spend up to six hours a day screaming and rocking back and forth. He didn’t acknowledge me or his dad anymore.
“And now he’s nine and we use…Generation Rescue, and he’s gotten a lot better. But he still can’t go to school. He can’t talk. He doesn’t know who anybody is. …
“I hope that parents really start researching vaccination and what it can do to their baby. Because it’s not how it can affect me that I’m so upset, but that it stole his life, it stole his future, it stole my beautiful child. And there’s nothing I can do now except tell parents, please research. Please ask the questions, please don’t just listen to your doctor. Please go watch ‘Vaxxed.’ Talk to doctors that are against vaccines, see what they’re talking about. And save your baby because it’s too late for mine.”
“I have three kids. My oldest was vaccinated to 18 months. He has autism. He got diagnosed at three years old, but we knew when he was around two. It was not long after his 18 month vaccines. That night he had a fever, he was projectile vomiting. We didn’t really notice too much after that. We did notice that he started to lose speech. Every time we had someone over, he’d go in his room. He wanted to be by himself. That’s when I started researching. I found out about Dr. Wakefield...He's doing okay now; he's very happy. ...
"My five year old and my three year old are totally unvaccinated--totally healthy. My oldest, if he gets sick. he'll be out for a week or two. My younger two, if they get a cold, it's a day, and they're done.
"Our son was vaccinated at six months, and he was diagnosed with leukemia basically the next day. And passed away--we went through a year's worth of treatment...while he fought for his life going through cancer treatment. And he didn't make it."
"He went downhill the next day; it was two weeks before they diagnosed him with leukemia, after two or three visits to the doctor."
"They were saying, 'Oh put him on antibiotics, it's just an ear infection. ..."
"It was his first vaccination. ..."
"He went through treatment for a year. It was infant leukemia. ..."
"We've had two healthy unvaxxed children since."
"Our child had, ...we went in for his regular vaccinations [at six months] for his regular vaccinations, and at the time it was flu season, and they pushed the flu vaccination on us. And after a couple of months, he got really sick. We went in and got the antibiotics. Within a few weeks of that, he completely last any emotions...went from babbling, went from being able to problem solve ...to absolutely nothing. …
"Our son's five years old, this was at about a year and a half.
"Three years ago, friends and family would shut us down when we'd be talking about it, and over the past year of so, it's really shifted. There's been more support for us. It's awesome. The shift is happening. People are starting to look into it for themselves...."
"I just wanted to tell you, thank you so much for this movie. I have a boy, he's five years old, and he regressed into autism after MMR and flu shot. ...He was just screaming and head banging. Doctors are not giving any help to us. Nobody knew what [was] happening with our son.
"Only one year ago, I started to do research." The mother reported that her son is getting better. "His eye contact is back. I feel so bad that I did it to him. ...And I have two younger boys, and since I did my research, I'm not vaccinating them."
"It was great. I knew a lot of the information because I've been researching for my own child. I have a four and a half year old diagnosed with autism. I just wanted to say that there's hope. He had no words, he banged his head constantly. Like for example, he didn’t know who we were. …
“[For him it was] the MMR, for sure. …Within days. I didn’t realize right away because he went to daycare. So he had his MMR on a Friday, he started daycare on a Monday, and they kept telling me he had these issues, like he just sat and opened and closed the door constantly. Anytime there was a crowd around, he walked to the back of the room or to another room. I just thought, that’s not my child. I don’t know, it must be daycare. It couldn’t be my child. And then he was at home, and he was opening and closing the door, go down to his bedroom all be himself and just sit in the doorway and just push it back and forth constantly. And the head banging was constant. It just progressively got worse until we started to do something and it got better.”
“I’m the one with two children with autism. I’m a registered nurse. …I bought what they told me in nursing school, I promoted vaccines, I even ran vaccine clinics myself. …
“My daughter was born in the states, so she did get the HepB on day one. And not knowing, she got all of her vaccinations on time. She was diagnosed with autism at seven. I now have a five year old that was diagnosed with autism at two and a half. He was completely nonverbal at two and a half, and I just learned too late.
“Tonight was quite an eye opening experience for me. I have never put two and two together about my daughter getting the HepB shot on the first day she was born. She started exhibiting symptoms within a week of her birth. And I always thought it must have been genetic because she didn’t get the MMR until she was 12 months old. She got the DTap, the Hepatitis B. My son got the DTap. I never put any of this together, I thought it was just the MMR.
“Tonight was a very eye-opening experience for me and I’m actually quite emotional.”
“I have three boys and a stepson, all born between the years 1990 and 2001, all have been vaccine damaged. I’m sick to my stomach because I’m just learning about why now. …
“I was very pro-vaccine. I wouldn’t miss a date to get them done….”
“I’m a registered nurse, and I’m now a classical homeopath, but my son had vaccine damage when he was two from the DTap vaccine. …Two months after his DTap vaccine, he no longer knew his name. …and obsessive compulsive disorder, head banging, … He now, since seeking homeopathy, is probably 99.5 percent healed. He functions as a regular child. He’s going into grade five next year.
“I had a really successful career as a registered nurse, …I have a homeopathic practice here in Calgary and I’m amongst colleagues and friends who do similar work, and we get to see kids healed every day, and get better. …It brings joy to all our lives….
Another mother talked about her vaccine allergies that were passed on to her child when she was pregnant and “he was born with autism.”
“Just watching the movie and seeing all of the factual information about the CDC whistleblower, and knowing that they’ve known about this the whole time. No one’s done anything to hold them accountable. Children like mine suffer, because my son, when he was born, he already had immune problems. He had a rare disease. Our pediatrician knew about it. Specialists knew about it. We went to Seattle Children’s. They still told us to vaccinate him, and we did. But I didn’t vaccinate him with the MMR, so by the grace of God—I don’t know what he’d be like if we had. He is very high functioning, but he has a lot of other problems. When we gave him the flu shot, that’s when he regressed.
“He was three years old at that point, and that was the first time he’d had the flu vaccine. We went in for the first one. They wanted us to do the second. I couldn’t even take him back for the second, because by then, within the first few days of the first one, he went from saying his alphabet and making letter sounds, to stimming, losing eye contact, banging his head, crying. His immune system is worse. He’s always sick. We struggle every day.
“Yes, he’s high functioning, but he doesn’t live the life he should. …He’ll be seven next month. I take care of him at home because he’s had such an assault on his immune system. We even have records showing that his aluminum levels were so high, and I think that the combination of that mercury-filled flu shot and his high aluminum levels, it just put him over the edge.
“I think we have regressive autism, but nobody will believe us and by the time we found out about the Vaccine Injury Court, we were three weeks from the statute of limitations.”
“He was given a HepB vaccine, immediately got sick. He passed away a month later. …
“He had it three times actually, and he got sick each time, and didn’t get better the last time. “
The child’s grandmother:
“…He had his HepB vaccine at birth. He started vomiting and diarrhea right away. …The second vaccine was right around the time he was teething. He started vomiting and diarrhea at that time as well. The doctors told her it was normal both times. The third vaccine at six months—it was his six month vaccine, but he was given it at seven months, …”
Mother: “I didn’t want to take him in, but they pushed for it, and I was so young, I didn’t know to ask questions.”
Grandmother: “So after the third one, he started vomiting and diarrhea, and then day four, he turned yellow. His liver failed. He died 42 days after his third Hepatitis B vaccine of liver failure. And I’ve since learned that they’ve found the HepB actually does cause death to the liver cells. …”
Mother of the child discussed her pediatrician’s reaction.
“She had us go to Children’s Hospital in Seattle here… The doctor told me that …She told me that she had nightmares about Sebastian. …She was a hundred percent behind me not vaccinating my daughter. …She told me she had nightmares about it ever since, and it had been a year later, nine months later.”
Seattle mother: (Her father was a gastroenterologist and she’s a license attorney.)
“My child is now 15, and she’s much more fortunate than many on the autism spectrum. She has Asperger’s Syndrome. She’s highly gifted. She does very well in school. She’s a talented artist, an amazing person. But she struggles with the knowledge she is different, and it is very, very painful, to the extent that sometimes she wonders if life is worth living.
“She has a long history of illness. She’s on a restricted diet. Her whole life has been doctors’ visits …
“She was born in 2001. ….I didn’t know anything about the MMR controversy. … My daughter seemed to develop normally in her first year. …I was on antibiotics at the time she was born. Everything seemed normal. …There were times when she would gain skills and then would seem to lose them, and in retrospect, those were timed around two months and four months and six months. …We were assured that babies sometimes gain skills and lose them, so we didn’t worry too much about that. …After her eight months and nine months flu shots, …she developed a very high fever, projectile vomiting, and became sick with the flu, which lasted an entire month.
“I did call the nurse and said, ‘I think my daughter got the flu from the flu shot,’ when this happened, and was assured, ‘Don’t worry about it.’
“We went back dutifully for her nine month flu shot because that’s what we were told we needed to do, and again, she was sick for a month. Despite all this, she was our baby. We could tell she was bright and happy. …
“So she had her MMR right after her first birthday …I recall that she did have a mild fever, seemed to get sick… What I noticed in the weeks that followed was a change in her personality, she became more withdrawn. …
“After her fifteen month vaccines, her immune system seemed to fall apart, and she was sick all the time. She developed constant colds, and croup, …and that croup continued until she was seven years old. She stopped growing well. She fell off the growth chart. She had diarrhea that was gray… She did not lose all her language, but she lost some word, and between twelve months and nineteen months, she did not gain any new words.
“At eighteen months, I became concerned enough to ask her pediatrician if my daughter might have autism. I was assured at that time, probably she was fine… She was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder right before her second birthday. …She was a very sick girl at that time. She was not growing well. …At that point I became educated…”
Her daughter then developed severe GI disease. “Her gut was clearly damaged. …She was treated by Dr. Krigsman who saw the inflammation that is commonly found in kids with autism. ….
“…was a normal, typical boy of course in the beginning. At six months he had his first reaction, which was what I now realize was borderline SIDS. He slept for eighteen hours straight. … At a year, he got the MMR and regressed a little bit more. At eighteen months old, we rushed him in for emergency surgery at Shriners Hospital, and two days before his surgery, he got the flu. So we rushed him to the pediatrician who said, ‘Don’t tell them he has the flu because they won’t do his operation, but he’s going to need vaccines.’ So we gave him, of course, DTaP, an accidental second flu shot, while with the flu, against CDC recommendations. …They gave him two flu shots on accident within a couple of months of each other.
…And so we rushed him into surgery less than 48 hours from getting those shots, and he never spoke again. He went in saying, ‘Love you, mom,’ and that was the last time he ever really spoke to me was before that surgery. He came out with classic symptoms you folks have heard a million times. The diarrhea was nonstop. He was in a body cast from the surgery, and the diarrhea was for months and months and months, which turned into constipation….He’s allergic to every med we give him, including pain meds.
This is a mom who knew she didn’t want to vaccinate her daughter. “My older daughter’s had problems with vaccines—We’re military. She was born at Fort Hood, and I had a birth plan and I told them I did not want to vaccinate her. …Three days we made it without her being vaccinated, she just had to be four and a half pounds to take her home. And on the third day, they took her …And I knew it was the hepatitis B. …Within a few hours she started having apnea spells and convulsions, and not eating… She has full blown epilepsy. She’s on a feeding tube. She’s not going to be normal. …
“I’ve learned an awful lot. Everybody needs to do their research.”
Seattle mother and father:
“Our two older sons were vaccine injured, born in 1996 and 1998.
“Our older son was having a lot of problems, but we didn’t really know what they were. It wasn’t until our second son had the full crash out after the MMR—I mean he—the whole typical thing. He was on antibiotics, his third round of antibiotics for year infections that wouldn’t quit.
“He had been brilliantly developing. He had 15 words by the time he was 15 months old, he was strong, he was engaged, he danced…
“I was very concerned about getting these vaccines. Back in …it was early 2000, Back then it was MMR on one side, Hib and HepB on the other. At about the eighth day, he got a very frightening fever where he basically was nonresponsive. I called the doctors and they blow me off. In retrospect, when I looked at the vaccine injury table, and saw that that’s basically a sign of encephalitis, and they said, “Let’s just see if he gets better,” I couldn’t even believe it. So he basically was nonresponsive, had a fever ,a few days later, when things seemed like it was a little bit better, I took him in to check. They weren’t concerned, but they were concerned about the giant lump on his leg.
“The pediatrician basically said, ‘Oh, he seems to be in some distress.’
“He was sucking his thumb till it was bleeding, and he would only stare at Scooby Doo on the TV, and would on eat potato chips and ice cream. And our pediatrician had the grace to say, ‘He seems to be in some distress.’”
“It was basically the week after that fever that he lost everything. He lost all of his language, he did nothing but sit and stare straight ahead, or scream….”
“Aren’t our pediatricians supposed to be telling us about the flags? But they’re not. They seem to be—They’re going by the schedule and not worrying about is intuitive to what a pediatrician should do. And that’s really frustrating.”
“I won’t let a pediatrician touch my child. We found fantastic doctors—naturopaths, family MDs—all sorts of people who knew so much more. …”
Mother: “[I’m the mother of] a twelve year old little boy. Completely typical, fully engaged, all the milestones, even fully potty-trained by the time he was two years old. And two months before his third birthday—he got his shots late because I had this yucky feeling, and so I held off—and then one week later, a huge fever, the first drop seizure. Within a week, he was having hundreds of seizures a day. …His condition dilapidated so rapidly that we were assigned a social worker and told to enjoy him while we had him.
“But he has recovered. We found a medical diet. He still does have very many autism symptoms… My story is very much like everybody else except the seizures come on really rapidly and really intense.
“He is a hundred percent seizure free and a hundred percent medication free, but we had to put him on this very, very rigid diet. …All organic, all whole food. …
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.