By Lisa Goes
This was a tragic week for children. The poor families in LeRoy keep getting the same routine from their local doctors and health department. They simply have stress and that stress has caused their "conversion disorder." Now enough of these shenanigans. Different doctors appear on the news to deflect questions. They say nothing. The families grow more outraged and the health department denies they have anything to be upset about. Tics and seizures just happen. Tics and seizures just happen.
A representative of the 7 year old girl who died last month following a flu shot contacted me
Beyond the sadness of that event the representative explained that she hadn't contacted me sooner because her own son with a vaccine injury, now in his 20's, was quite ill as well. He is nonverbal so they were guessing he had a bladder infection based on his behavior. Doctors kept saying nothing was wrong. Finally he was rushed to emergency where it was determined he had a collapsed lung.
My friend Marcella Piper-Terry is working on a new billboard for Timmy. You can meet Timmy and read about him HERE.
Timmy is failing to thrive after a reaction to his hepatitis B shot, which he received as a newborn. Hepatitis B is primarily transmitted sexually.
Earlier this week, my friend Cat Jameson wrote a phenomenal piece for Age of Autism about the vaccine controversy entitled "A World of Hurt". She does a marvelous job of explaining the reality of this slanted debate. Essentially we present sound non-pharma funded science over and over and over again. Instead of reading it, our government and those in power tell us we are letting our children play in traffic. Of course, real scientists know the two scenarios have nothing to do with one another, but, we have no real scientists in Washington. These "scientists" turned politicians and lobbyists, half-heartedly skim volumes and volumes of thoughtful research (hoping for pictures?) then look the presenter square in the eye and say, "I know you are but what am I?" It would be comical I guess, if babies were not dying every single day, medical examiners were not looking away, and health departments didn't swoop down and give parents half answers like, "SIDS", "Cause Unknown," and "Encephalopathy, no known cause." Oh and, this had nothing to do with their well baby visit the day before yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
For the babies who live, like my son Noah, they navigate the world everyday with a thousand cuts. The PANDAS that ravages his brain. The mitochondrial dysfunction brought on by vaccination. The bowel disease. The food sensitivities. The sensitivities to light, sound, touch, fabric, play-doh, plastic, to...the world. The viruses. The chronic illness. The inflammation. The pain. The vision issues. The central nervous system damage. The apraxia. The metabolic and methylation failure. It all works together. One cut on his cheek, one on his backside, his toe, his arm, his knee, his elbow...he could quite feasibly bleed to death because it is so much more convenient to label kids like him with "autism" instead of investigating the multi-system illnesses that ravage his body. It's just easier this way, for everybody. Especially pharma and the government.
When parents start piecing all this together it is going to be a revolution of biblical proportions. But honestly, what parent is going to have the time, money, patience, professional acumen and stamina to keep up with this when they get no support from the mainstream medical community? No worries, pharma comforts itself. Parents will try, they will...but soon the dark reality of autism with set in. The sleepless nights. The violence. The constant bowel disease, the excrement on every surface. The constant harm the child inflicts upon himself and everyone else. Even the most dedicated parents will lose faith. Then they will do what pharma says, get their children therapy, set them up with a lifetime psyche-med cocktails and eventually put them in institutions where they will very very slowly be medically lobotomized. Remember the pharma mantra: We don't want them dead and we don't want them healthy! A slow lingering death is integral to maximize profits.
I read a truly horrific article yesterday, written by a dispassionate UK journalist making her case for "testing" for autism in the womb because as the title of her article says, "Why Can't We Face the Truth? Having a autistic child wrecks your life."
She introduces readers to her friends Cath and Tom providing a glib description of their paper thin marriage, their son with autism, his screaming tantrums because he saw a bird...yes, she concludes in just a few short paragraphs, it would be much better if he had never been born. I felt myself pitying the poor couple for their choice of friend rather than their plight as parents of a child with autism.
The death of innocent children, coupled with the ignorance of journalists like Carol Sarler, strip away my propriety and take a toll on my diplomacy. I want to say, as my esteemed colleagues so often do, "Let's calmly sit down and discuss the science. There is much to learn. Let's begin with mutual respect, and see if we can come to a common ground." But, I've come to realize this is like inviting Al Capone or Adolph Hitler to a think tank discussion on Human Rights. " Do you think you guys could please stop cutting up our children? Pretty please?"
"Why would we do that? Everything we do is perfectly legal. We make the laws." They chortle while they make little snipping motions with their fingers and laugh.
I am not going to feign niceties anymore. I am not going to appear before boards of specialists and experts pleading my son's case. I don't have to. Pages and pages and pages of real science verify the truth of my son's condition. He is bleeding out and I do not have time to prove it to Al and Adolph. There is much work to be done and they are not going to help me.
So, I ask you...gentle readers...do the same. Do not spin your wheels trying to get the system to change. Yes, of course, write letters, contact your congressman, do the things you must do to get your case documented. Bring the science to your mainstream doctors and ask them to employ their scientific and medical curiosity. But more importantly, engage your family, your neighbors, you colleagues and community. Speak! We, collectively, acting as the free market, are going to change the system--not the other way around. Bring the reality of autism, the disease of A Thousand Cuts, vaccine injury and chronic illness to your community as an act of GOOD WILL. Show your unaffected neighbors this is not about you...you and your child are the canaries in coal mine. Warning them. Please, LISTEN!
LJ Goes is Managing Partner at The Misuta Project and a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism