“Our nightmare started December 2007 without us even knowing it and willingly my fun loving active daughter pulled up her sleeve and received the first of three Gardasil vaccines. Cassie, 14 at the time, is known for her genuine love of life and her heart warming smile, she was very active in church and youth group belonging to FCA at school as well as playing volleyball and running track. That was until Gardasil stole her life away from her”.
“Since receiving her third Gardasil vaccine she has been hospitalized 4 times and had in my opinion a unnecessary surgery, she has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, gastrointestinal disorders, had pneumonia three times, and is also suffering from a variety of symptoms including extreme nausea and vomiting resulting in having a central line placed and being put on TPN and Lipids (IV nutrition), fatigue, dizziness, headaches, hypersensitive to light and sound, blurred vision, lactation, seizure like activity, tingling and numbness in legs and severe pain in her abdomen.
“My once fun loving, active daughter is now debilitated with illness and pain, however she refuses to allow Gardasil to take away her loving spirit and warming smile.” “Through all of this she has taught me so much about never giving up and never losing faith in God, even at times when I was so afraid to take my eyes off her in fear she would not take another breathe”, she would say, “I know God has a plan, I know there is
a reason for my sickness.”
” We could all learn a
lot from these girls I know I have and I am so proud of Cassie.”