Stormy weather ahead…

Florida_Keys_Thunder_Storm_OceanLast Friday I received some very unsettling news.  I cannot divulge any more at this point, without infringing upon someone’s privacy.  What I can say, though, is that our plans to pursue stem cell therapy for Gracie may have very well been derailed.  We’ll see as things progress.  For now and the foreseeable future, my attention must be focused elsewhere.  I hope you all understand.

I’ll be honest with all of you, I am very discouraged at this point.  I had hoped more people would share the news about Gracie’s blog, and encourage their friends and family to do the same.  To date we’ve only managed to raise less than $2,000.  Please, help us get the word out there about Gracie’s blog.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.  I expect some challenging times ahead.

But before I go, I want to share an interesting story…  Last night I was out with some coworkers of mine to celebrate the beginning of our holiday break.  I finally worked up the courage to approach a certain coworker, who I happen to know has a severely disabled daughter, and ask him about his daughter and how she came to be in her present state.

Know that I do not have an anti-vaccine agenda here, and that I’m only telling you what was told to me last night.  My coworker tells me his daughter was a typical 5 year old child, when she went in to receive a series of vaccines.  Within hours she exhibiting signs of a vaccine injury.  He told me about how his daughter’s brain swelled, how she was rushed to the hospital, how her condition rapidly deteriorated, and how his marriage disintergrated in the intervening years that followed.

Today my coworker’s daughter is 28 years old.  She is wheelchair-bound and cannot speak.  Her condition mimics that of multiple sclerosis (MS), that is, her strength has slowly waned over the years.  Heartbreaking, really.

About graciesautism

Father of Gracie, who is autistic, and her sister Gabrielle (who is a typical). Sharing our stories in Gracieland.
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