Marysue Grivna, a girl from Tampa, Florida, was taken to the hospital by her parents on November 20, 2013 in order to get her annual seasonal flu shot. However, sadly, instead of providing her with protection from a potential disease, the shot completely paralyzed her.
I just a few days after getting the shot, she became limp first, and afterwards completely paralyzed. As Natural News reported, Marysue is “nonverbal, limited to staying in a wheelchair, or laying in a hospital bad, and mainly using a g-tube to eat…”
Marysue has gotten what is commonly known as ADEM, or acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, which is a condition that is so rare that doctors have very little information about it.
ADEM is an auto-immune disease that doesn’t occur very often and which is a result of the situation when the immune system “assaults its own brain tissue by mistake”, as a response to an infection or vaccination.
ADEM occurs in cases when the myelin sheath gets inflamed, which is an electromagnetic coating responsible for protecting the nerves in the brain, as well as in the spinal cord. Even though the thing that causes the infection isn’t adequately understood, we are aware of the fact that in half of the people that are affected by it, it occurs while they are already fighting an existing bacterial or viral infection.
Nonetheless, regarding the case of Marysue, ADEM can “sometimes… occur following a vaccination…. Commonly after the MMR,” as The Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute states, and what’s more, the National Vaccine Injury Lawyer Leah Durant has stated that, even though ADM doesn’t occur commonly, it can be activated by a flu shot.
During an outrageous live television moment while reporting on this case. The TV host Nancy Grace found out the truth regarding large pharmaceutical companies that are not considered responsible for unfortunate cases like this one.
It was reported on Historyofvaccines.org that this some kind of an immunity that is given to the pharmaceutical companies dates back to the 70’s and 80’s, where, exactly like nowadays, poorly tested vaccines were given to the general public, which, as expected, led to the increase of the number of casualties. It is stated that there were numerous enormous payouts to the families that suffered from these vaccines, “particularly from the combined DPT, or diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus.”
Because more and more companies were being sued, the inevitable thing happened and the drug business stopped the production of vaccines, until the congress got involved. In 1986, the NVICP, or the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, was developed and it provided complete immunity to companies who produce these types of vaccines.
The false information that was given to the public regarding the safety of these vaccines, while being aware of the consequences, is going to be reduced to a minimum if, and certainly when, things start going wrong. The procedure that is used nowadays indicates that families, for example the parents of Marysue Grivna, need to apply for a compensation through the NVCIP by submitting a “claim with the U.S. Court of Claims.”
Ever since the beginning of the program, more than 17.000 petitions were submitted, 14,000 were adjudicated, approximately 10,000 were dismissed, and solely 4687 cases were compensated for the injury caused by the vaccine. The marked earns billions annually simply from the production of these drugs, and what is the amount payed back to the families? Just $3.3 billion since 1988, that’s 18 years!
The parents of Marysue, who were struggling with this tragic case for about 3 years, are still continuing to struggle to raise finds in order to provide their daughter a bedroom, accessible bathroom, as well as a new electrical wheelchair and a wheelchair van.
In February 2016, there was an interview in Tampa Bay’s ABC news regarding this case that reported that Marysue’s parents have decided not to make Marysue go through a long-term rehab, even though they are receiving help from a local rehabilitation center for a couple of hours daily. Her mom, Carla, has a job outside their home, and her dad, Steven, takes care of her full time.
Vaccines aren’t always the best option when it comes to the safety or health of your child. And nowadays, more than ever, it is of utmost importance to learn more about other options for helping the immune system of your child, rather than blindly following an alternative that the federal government wants you to opt for.