WATCH LIVE

Autism and Vaccines, Part One 

MORE HEARINGS BEGAN IN WASHINGTON TODAY, SURROUNDING PARENTS CLAIMS THEIR CHILDREN DEVELOPED AUTISM BECAUSE OF A VACCINE INJURY.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE SO-CALLED FEDERAL VACCINE COURT RULED IN FAVOR OF A LITTLE GIRL IN GEORGIA, ACKNOWLEDGING THAT VACCINES QUOTE &quot:SIGNIFICANTLY AGGRAVATED AN UNDERLYING MEDICAL DISORDER, PRODUCING A BRAIN INJURY THAT RESULTED IN AUTISTIC BEHAVOIR.&quot:

A RANGLEY COUPLE IS CALLING THIS RULING IS A VICTORY.

HOLLY AUSTIN AND HER HUSBAND ARE STILL AWAITING WORD ON THEIR CASE.

THE COUPLE IS CONVINCED VACCINES CAUSED THEIR SON, KALEB TO DEVELOP AUTISM.

LIKE MOST PARENTS, THE AUSTINS WANTED THE BEST FOR THEIR NEWBORN SON, KALEB. AND THAT INCLUDED VACCINATIONS.

BUT HOLLY SAYS SOON AFTER THEY STARTED, SO DID SEIZURES. ONE ESPISODE OCCURRED JUST HOURS AFTER A SHOT AND LANDED YOUNG KALEB IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THREE DAYS.

&quot:We took him to see a pediatrician neurologist, who suggested spreading them out so it doesn’t stress his immune system and therefore cause more seizures.&quot:

WHICH THEY DID…AT 16 MONTHS OLD, HOLLY SAYS KALEB RECEIVED A DIPHTHERIA VACCINE WITH THE MERCURY-PRESERVATIVE, THIMEROSAL.

&quot:And within 3 days, he wasn’t himself. We took him back to the pediatrician and said something is wrong. And within two weeks, he said his last word, which was apple.&quot:

&quot:Say apple, good boy&quot:

&quot:And within two months, he went from a normally developing child to a child who met all the criteria for autism.&quot:

HOLLY REMEMBERED READING ABOUT THE NATIONAL VACCINE INJURY COMPENSTATION PROGRAM IN A HANDOUT AT HER PEDIATRICIAN’S OFFICE. SHE AND HER HUSBAND CONTACTED A LAWYER AND BECAME ONE OF CLOSE TO FIVE-THOUSAND PLANTIFFS IN WHAT’S NOW KNOWN AS THE AUTISM OMNIBUS HEARINGS.

&quot:I am now convinced that…the vaccines was the trigger that threw my son over the edge.&quot:

HOLLY SAYS SHE’S NOT AGAINST VACCINATIONS…BUT SHE DOES HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT JUST HOW MANY SHOTS ARE BEING GIVEN THESE DAYS.

&quot:It’s constantly going up against people thinking you’re a crazy mother, over-emotional, trying to find somebody to blame for something that would have happened to your child anyway.&quot:

BECKY GRANT-WIDEN IS WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUTISM. THE GROUP WAS FOUNDED ON THE BELIEF THAT THERE ARE ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS TO THE DISEASE, INCLUDING VACCINATIONS.

&quot:One thing that’s important is that when vaccines are studied, they do not study them with an unhealthy population…the other thing is that they…don’t study all the vaccines working together and how they might impact children.&quot:

HOLLY SAYS SHE DOESN’T BLAME HERSELF FOR KALEB’S CONDITION…BUT SHE DOES HAVE A MISSION TO MAKE SURE OTHER PARENTS ARE AWARE OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN.

&quot:I’ve learned my lessons from this. And one of them is, you have to educate yourself, because no one is going to care for your kid or your child or your baby, anybody as much as you are.&quot:

IF THE FEDERAL VACCINE COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF THE AUSTIN, THEY WOULD BE REWARDED A FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT THROUGH THE NATIONAL VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM.

THAT MONEY COMES FROM A 75-CENT FEE TACKED ONTO EACH VACCINE.

*FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS STORY*

Holly Austin’s email address- [email protected]

www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/omnibus-autism-proceeding

www.nationalautismassociation.org