By Katie Wright
I can’t wait to get to D.C. for the Greening the Vaccines rally! Washington needs to see how our community can mobilize and stand up for our kids. I am so happy that so many people who love my son and care about all of our kids are coming with me, Andreas and our two boys. Joining us will be my sister, my brother-in-law, my aunt, wonderful therapists, and my Mom, Suzanne Wright.
I am delighted to join our fearless rally leader, Jenny McCarthy, in this effort to make our vaccines as safe as possible. Although vaccines may be safe for many, they were not safe for my son, who convulsed with fevers, rashes, non-stop screaming and an arched back all day and all night after receiving a series of vaccines in one “well baby” visit. On Jenny’s last appearance on my favorite show, “Larry King Live,” Jenny brought the CDC’s infant and toddler vaccination schedule, which is as jam-packed as Grand Central Station’s train timetable. Jenny also brought a list of all those “extra” ingredients frequently found in your child’s vaccines: aluminum, ammonia, formaldehyde, anti-freeze and yes, mercury which is still in the flu shot. But no need to worry about the mercury anymore, if your child weighs 450 pounds it is a perfectly safe amount of mercury to inject him or her with.
Jenny asked a perfectly reasonable question of Dr. Tayloe, the new AAP president, “are these adjuvants safe when administered in some many combinations to babies?” Dr. Tayloe had no answer, because no one has done such research. Amazing, isn’t that! Dr. Tayloe instead proclaimed that the toxins in the air we breathe are just as dangerous as the neurotoxins we inject in babies’ bloodstreams. Now, I am not a doctor…but does he really expect us to believe that? Yes, I am a busy parent with a lot going on, but I’m not an idiot, that reasoning just defies common sense.
My son cannot excrete heavy metals as well as he should. Maybe that is why 3 separate heavy metals tests have shown Christian to have toxic amounts of, you guessed it: mercury, aluminum and ammonia, in his body. None of the other members in our family tested anywhere near Christian’s levels. I would not like to undergo an elective colonoscopy but I would be willing to bet that I do not have the measles in my colon either. But then again, I got the MMR shot when I was 5, not at 12 months. Too much, too soon- isn’t that what we have been saying for so long?
Too much, too soon and unsafe for too many. We need to green our vaccines now! Our kids cannot be viewed as acceptable collateral damage and the price worth paying for an untested, ultra aggressive vaccine policy of questionable safety. We cannot continue to be asked take such chances with our children’s lives. 1 in 90 American boys are autistic, 1 in 6 American boys are neurologically impaired and in special ed. Our opponents say that single dose vials or more expensive, less toxic adjuvants will cost too much. Cost too much? Are they kidding? Try autism if you think new vaccines are expensive. It is time to green the vaccines and make them safe for all children.
See you in D.C.!!!! Thanks Jenny!!!!!
Katie Wright has two young boys. Her oldest son, Christian, is severely affected by autism. He developed normally; smiling, talking, walking; only to lose every skill and every word by the age of 2 and a half. Upon the advice of medical professionals Katie and her husband were advised to pursue only high quality behavioral therapy, speech and OT for Christian. It had no meaningful impact on Christian until his parents sought help from DAN! doctors who treated the underlying causes of Christian's descent into autism. Christian has improved but still has far to go. He has Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the measles virus in his gut and an immune system akin to a late stage AIDS patient. Christian does not have a psychiatric disorder. Before autism, Katie Wright was the Clinical Director of Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Stamford Connecticut. Katie is proud to serve on the Boards of NAA and SafeMinds.