Ashley Ryburn (Colorado) HPV Vaccine Story
I want to introduce you to Ashley and her HPV Vaccine Story. She was 15 at the time of her first shot and she is now 16. Here is what her mother has to say about her daughter. “I am a single mother and have dedicated my life to providing a safe, fun loving environment for my daughter. She has been a gift in my life.
I describe her as having an old soul. People of all ages, race, disabled, even animals connect with her. She has always attracted attention from everyone even complete strangers. Ashley will immediately help anyone in need. From holding open a door, to standing up for a child being picked on.
People in our community always tell me what a great job I have done raising her.” “Ashley has always been involved in extra curricular school activities and has always received top grades. My healthy teenage daughter became a chronically ill young woman. In the last year I have called 911 more times than I can count. She has been hospitalized three times within a year.
We have seen many doctors and specialists who have done many tests multiple times all to be within normal limits. Ashley experiences life threatening episodes of seizure like activity, difficulty breathing, major back spasms, paralysis, dehydration, memory loss and tremors and she becomes unresponsive. She has daily illnesses of nausea, exhaustion, vomiting, pain and hair loss. I have provided CPR and life saving skills on a regular basis”
“Ashley and I have had conversations in the event she may die. I can only promise her that I will do everything in my power for this not to happen and that we need to focus on healing. I never thought in a million years a vaccine would do this much damage to my beautiful girl. I stay strong for my daughter.
I keep faith in knowing God doesn’t put more on our shoulders than we can handle. As a mother, I also feel the responsibility to get Ashley’s story out there so we can help other families.” “Now she is ill – her life is dealing with daily symptoms and hoping for a day without a life threatening episode.”