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Go Talk Help - CopyBy Cathy Jameson

I popped onto Facebook late one Friday afternoon.  Having had a very busy morning, I just wanted to relax and read and catch up on what my friends were talking about for a few minutes.  I sat down next to Ronan, who was also taking a break and playing on the Wii, and scrolled through my news feed.  Since I had less than an hour before I had to jet out again, it would be a quick peek.  

I had just about had my "fix" and was about to log out when I told myself just a few more scrolls....a couple more status updates to read...and I'll be all done...  That’s when I saw a request.  It was a short post and one I couldn’t ignore.  My friend was looking for other moms for assistance.  She hadn’t shared much, but I knew right away it was no ordinary request. 

Our community added a new member.  

A young mom.  

Her child was recently vaccine injured.

Trying to do things on her own, she knew that it was time to ask others for help.  Could one of us moms help?  Please?

I could.  

Having been that new mom before, I immediately contacted my friend who posted the request.  Hey, I'm here.  What do you need?  What does the new mom need?  Is it resources?  A link?  The name of a doctor?  You name it, I'm ready to help.

As quickly as I contacted my friend, she connected me with the new mom.  

Hello, I'm Cathy, mom to a vaccine injured kiddo.  I've been at this a long time.  I'm sorry to have found you, but I'm happy to be here to help you.  Tell me what you need.  If I can't help personally, I'll do my best connect you with someone who can.  

That time I had to just sit and relax for a few minutes became a power hour.  We sent several few emails back and forth.  In hers were questions.  In mine were ideas.  Names of providers.  Phone numbers of their practices.  Suggestions of what to do now.  Forewarning of what may come down the road.  Knowing how intense and emotional this next stage for her could be, each email ended with the same thought.  I told her: 

If you need anything else, just let me know.  I'll be there to help, to offer support, to be an ear to listen, to hold a hand.  Whatever you need, I promise that I'll be there.  

I don't know this woman personally, but within minutes she joined a family of mine - a family of that has come together under the most unexpected circumstances.  We’ve come from all manner of backgrounds – ethnic, religious, political, socioeconomic status – but none of that matters.  We’ve come together for our children.  We stay together to make things right and to make things better again. 

It made me sad that another child has been adversely affected by a liability-free vaccine, but I was ever so grateful that in someone's hour of need, I could offer a few kind words.  I could share a few simple suggestions.  I could, and later did, say a few prayers for this woman as well.  

Those prayers are the same ones I say for all of the families I've gotten to know along this journey.  They are prayers for strength, for healing, and for hope.  May we always be there for one another.  And may we always remember to choose hope.  

Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism. 


For the new moms we’d hope we’d never meet… these are a few links that get shared when you join the family.  Got one you want to share?  Leave the suggestion in the comments below. 

Books to check out:

Miller's Review of Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 Important Scientific Papers Summarized for Parents and Researchers

Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children 

Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy

Dpt: A Shot in the Dark 

Websites to bookmark:

Texans for Vaccine Choice:  this group has some amazing advocates in TX. They share things that may not be specific to each state, but I find their info very informative. Plus, they are a bunch of bad@ss mamas and papas who boldly stand up for their rights while also standing up for everyone's rights.  

National Vaccine Information Center NVIC is a GREAT site with loads of updated vaccine news, research, and legal info.

Children's Health Defense these guys are movers and shakers! I love being on their email list (and have worked with several of their team members on projects in the past).  RFK, Jr. is the founder and is bravely using his voice to speak up on all manner of issues, including vaccines. 

Documenting Hope -  their website description says it better than I can…they are “a multi-year research and media initiative to scientifically demonstrate that children can get better from chronic conditions including autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, autoimmune disease and many more conditions currently believed to be lifelong.”

People to watch:

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: environmental lawyer whose voice is getting louder and louder the more ridiculous the vaccine laws are getting; runs CHD

Dr. Paul Thomas pediatrician in Oregon and advocate for parental vaccine choice

Forest Maready fairly new voice to the movement; he's got experience in the film industry and has created very informative videos; he's also written books (I've not had a chance to read them but hope to)

Dr. Suzanne Humphries board certified doctor, author, researcher, advocate; she has a great deal of info youtube - lots of medical lectures that are worth watching

Jennifer Margulis author, researcher; advocate; supporter of parent vaccine choice

Ginger Taylor: author, blogger, warrior mama extraordinaire

Barbara Loe Fisher: runs NVIC; child was injured by the DTP; legislative advocate

Blogger Megan of Living Whole

On my list to watch: 

Age of Aluminum 

1986: The Act 

Documentaries I’d Rewatch:

Trace Amounts


The Greater Good

Under Our Skin

Fed Up

The Business of Being Born


Barry Stern

"Band of brothers and sisters" is an important component of an intensive basic skills bootcamp called Fast Break that gets teens and young adults ready in 8-16 weeks for entry into college or the workforce. It would be an ideal program to help students readjust to school or college after lifting the Covid-19 lockdown or returning to the job market after being laid off. The program weaves together the following subjects into a simulated collaborative high performance workplace setting for 5-8 hours a day-- basic skills (reading, writing, math), computer literacy, interpersonal skills (e.g. teamwork, conflict resolution) and career selection. Fast Break is team-taught with cross-disciplinary lessons and projects. Students typically make 2+ grade-level gains in reading and math, and 80% of grads obtain entry-level work in their chosen industry or enter college without needing remediation. For further information, see the following articles:

http://www.educationviews.org/program-handle-crisis-competence/ - describes Fast Break from student perspective.

http://www.educationviews.org/annual-march-madness-schools-learn/- describes Fast Break's team approach.

http://www.educationviews.org/redesigning-american-high-schools-long-game-short-game/ (pdf version has better formatting)


What I would like to see is a "Ready for Vaccine Court " documentation kit. If we could get an enterprising lawyer to make one up (like a will kit), it might be quite profitable. The kit would have all the legal documents necessary to document a vaccine injury for the special Federal court. Photos of before and after vaccine, name and photo of nurse /doctor administering the vaccines. List of vaccines given, including lot number. Video documentation of doctor's presentation to the parent for informed consent. Any parental concerns for contraindications would be recorded and initialed by the doctor. If doctors knew parents would be armed for court when they left their office, they might behave differently. If the Feds had to pay out large awards on a consistent basis, we might see change. If parents were made aware of this info, they might be more "hesitant"...a GOOD thing.


Cherry Misra

Thankyou Cathy for the update on resources. Ill ask my friend to put that on blogs here in India.
I had been feeling that I am out of touch with what is most current, useful and you did all the work for me !


The bad news: children are STILL being vax-injured.

The good news: Parents like Cathy continue to stand up to help & fight for these kids.

Thank you Cathy - God bless you!

Bob Moffit

Kathy .. I would suggest adding Del Bigtree's HIGHWIRE show on Thursdays at 11 AM PACIFIC TIME .. 2 PM IN EAST.

The term BAND OF BROTHERS was aptly applied to WWI and WWII veterans who shared foxholes in war against our common enemies … I would suggest the term BAND OF WARRIORS to those of us who have shared foxholes together in our decades old WAR ON OUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH.

God bless you and yours ….

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