Zara Shiel: Healthy, then gone within 24 hours of routine vaccines

This blog post has weighed heavy on my heart for many months now, and for so many reasons. At it’s core it is a heartbreaking story and one that I really wanted to tell well, because in the end I want it to be a story that tells of Zara’s life and one that honors her memory, and that in itself is a pretty large endeavor. There are so many directions I could go with this story, but in the end what I want to portray is that this sweet little girl lived and was loved, was vibrant and full of life, and her story deserves being told. So, I shall start from the beginning.

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Son lost after first round of vaccines

My son, Tommy, was born on September 28, 2012. On November 29, 2012 I took him for his 2 month well baby visit. He received nine vaccines, which is normal at the two-month visit but far too many for a tiny body to handle. Two days later he died.

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Another family loses their daughter to Gardasil

In 2008 our doctor wanted to give our daughter the Gardasil vaccine. He said it would protect her from getting cervical cancer. We said ok after talking it over with her. Turns out it was the biggest mistake of our lives. We came home from work just 40 hours later and she was dead on the bathroom floor. The coroner and the forensic team told us she died instantly,all alone, nobody by her side. They did not give a reason for her death and closed the case . We were left with no answer.

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