My son, Nathan, lost his autism diagnosis on April 8th, 2009. I don’t even know where to begin. I am still trying to bring my mind back from being around the moon for HIM!!! I have shed many tears of complete and utter joy. I almost feel speechless. There is so much to tell. Not so much about the hell that we’ve been through, but how a deeper hell was avoided because I trusted the voice inside me. I trusted my Mother Warrior voice. I come from a long line of Mother Warriors.
I have shared many times over the years that I know the reason my boys did not develop severe autism is because they weren’t vaccinated according to the schedule. I know that Nathan was injured by vaccines. I thank God every day for giving me the strength to listen to my voice.
Nathan was born on August 11, 2001. Giving birth to him was amazing. I had no interventions and no medications of any kind. He was perfect and weighed in at a healthy 8 pounds 10 ounces. His first vaccine, the Hep B, was given when he was just over two weeks old. He seemed to do ok with just this one, but things changed dramatically when I took him in for his “well baby” visit at just over two months of age. On that day Nathan received Hep B, DTaP, HIB, Polio, and PCV vaccines. The slow and steady decline began that day. My happy and healthy baby began his journey into autism…read the full story