So you have to make a decision. Vaccinate your child and risk autism, or don’t vaccinate, and, really, still risk autism AND the diseases you are vaccinating against. You have to choose. What is your worst case scenario?
Is it autism? In your head, is autism the worst thing that could happen to your child? This is Casey, he has autism:
Casey is smart. He’s funny. He’s loving. And as he said to me the other days, “I have blue eyes and I have autism.” Autism is hard. But I’d take it over something like these any day of the week:
This child has pertussis:
This child has measles:
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This child has mumps:
The complications of these preventable diseases include encephalitis, meningitis, deafness, mental retardation, and DEATH.
The choice is yours. And don’t think that the chance is too remote for your child to get one of these diseases if you don’t vaccinate. It’s more likely that your child will get one of these preventable diseases by not vaccinating than them getting AUTISM from the vaccines.
And so you think, “fine, I can handle those diseases. It’s rare that they kill someone. Why add “toxins” to my child in order to stop them from getting a disease that is treatable?” I get that. I’ll tell you why:
This is my daughter, Abby. Abby has Down syndrome. A combination of crappy immune system and frequent steroid use for lung issues has made it so she has been unable to get all of her vaccines. There are many children like her. Sure, your child would probably be fine if he got sick with measles, mumps or pertussis, but they could pass it on unknowingly to my daughter. It could very well kill her.
This should be your worst case scenario. Killing another child because you don’t want your child to be vaccinated. And it’s a reality. There’s been a whooping cough outbreak in our home state. Babies have died from it. I shudder to think what would have happened if we stayed there this last year. I have several friends who have gotten it along with their children. I cold almost killed Abby a year ago. This would have been too much.
Please think about it. Please do your research. Please think not just about your children, but children like mine who are dependent upon you and this choice in order to help them. Please.