Your Stories

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U-Tube video made me think

April 9, 2013

I was watching a video and heard a part that made me listen a little closer (4:40-5:20). This mom was talking about her son developing a fever and a rash after the MMR vaccine. I knew my son had something similar happen. That made me think and so I got out his medical records again. [...]

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Emily’s family struggle with autism

February 13, 2013

                    My husband and I were blessed with the birth of our darling Emily on a very cold February morning in 2003. She was our second child and joined her older sister, Brittany, as a wonderful addition to our family. The doctor visits and the immunizations… [...]

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When travel vaccines go wrong

February 7, 2013

This story was submitted by Amy B. from Austin, TX In 1999, at the age of 20 during a particularly stressful time in my life I took a semester off of college to regroup.  When I went to re-enroll at the age of 21 they told me I needed a Hepatitis vaccine, which I complied [...]

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Daughter’s vaccine injury

November 9, 2012

This story was submitted by Tanya M: Hello! I wanted to share my daughter’s story on her vaccinations. On August 4, 2008 my daughter had gotten her first year shots which were Prevnar, Hep A, and Hep B. We took her home and she took a nap. An hour after we went to her room [...]

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Advocating for change

October 24, 2012
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This story was submitted by Kathleen Seravalli: On July 15, 2000, my life was blessed with a beautiful, healthy baby boy. My son Michael was just perfect. He achieved all his milestones. In his almost three years of life he acquired 29 vaccines. Shortly after something started to change. Michael stopped sleeping during the night [...]

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Banned from school

October 16, 2012
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This story was submitted by Olivia Hudok: Hi, my name is Olivia Hudok. I’m 17 years old, and I have just been banned from school. Until today, I was a senior at Pickens School, where I have been attending since third grade.  I have been a 4.0 student throughout high school and am currently taking two college [...]

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Kicked out of at least 5 doctor’s offices

October 15, 2012

This story was submitted by Corina Johnson: I’m an RN, first baby in 2007, a boy. I make plans to decline vaccinations. I do lots of vaccine research and my bro & sister-in-law lobby for homeschooling/vaccine parent support in Sacramento & send me their stories. So I take my newborn to the family pediatrician (who has [...]

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When everything changed after the 9 month vaccine

August 6, 2012
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This story was submitted by Rebecca Estepp: Our son, Eric, was born in January of 1998. He was a very healthy and strong baby. Eric was very responsive to people. It took only a couple of weeks before he was smiling at strangers at the grocery store. My husband and I lived very close to [...]

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How to know when it’s time to fire your doctor

August 6, 2012
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This story was submitted by Shawna I. Clark: I brought my son Xavier Pinder for an appointment on May, 7 2012 at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor pediatrics to be seen for a cough he has had for two weeks.  Our assigned pediatrician is Dr. Miller and we saw him on this day.  When Dr. Miller [...]

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When the TDaP booster shot changed everything

August 5, 2012
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This story was submitted by Jacqueline Payne: It was in 2006, 6 years ago, that I took the TDaP booster shot before entering college. I was going into music school and was checking off a long list of college requirements I had to complete by the August 11th start date. One of these requirements happened [...]

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