On being forged into a warrior mom
If I could summarize our journey from Hell to HOPEISM, it would be in my faith, which I call HOPEISM. It has been my weapon of choice to get me through each battle I have had to fight in my mission to win our war called life with autism and seizures. Vaccine injury to be more specific. It would also be in committing to heart, soul, & mind the words and motto's from Forged, NDCQ, the Lone Survivor, and Levi Lusko in his book, "Through the Eyes of a Lion." I will be forever grateful to the inspiration, encouragement, and mental fortitude found through all of them collectively. Because of that, I am not allowing this tragedy of vaccine injury that has come into our lives to be an obstacle to being used by God. I am instead turning it into an opportunity to be used like never before!
This blog is dedicated to Brandon. His life has been forged by difficulty, obstacles, & all too often because of seizures - pain, blood, broken teeth, & broken bones. Yet through all that he has shown such fortitude. The bravery, strength, & resilience of a true warrior. He taught me that having strength through adversity means that even if you lose every battle, like the Lone Survivor, you never quit fighting until you win the war. That in the words of "NDCQ," you keep "dreaming," keep "daring," & keep "doing." As Team Guppy has yet to be able to escape vaccine injury, we have no choice but to as Levi Lusko writes, "Run toward the Roar." God has indeed given us such incredible power in enduring such impossible pain.
Some days the HOPEISM in that simply takes my breath away.
January 8, 2010
Autism Awareness - Disney Movie Style...
(Brandon Guppy, Mr. Incredible himself, pictured in this 'just for fun one day' thing I wrote during autism awareness month a few years back....)
The Autism Story: As told by Disney Movie Titles...
Lady and the Tramp
Bernadine Healy vs Julie Gerberding. Need I say more? It’s not ‘luck be a lady’, it’s truth and open-mindedness leading to being respected like a lady. And Bernadine Healy, you are a lady.
Beauty and the Beast
Jenny McCarthy versus any other actress or person who denies a link between autism and vaccinations or that autism is treatable for many, and reversible for some. Not a betting person, but for this WWF knock-down, my last dollar is on the beauty. (And trust me, I do only have a dollar)
The beast may be rich and powerful and have deep governmental roots, but have you heard what can come out of the mouth of that beauty??? I wouldn't take her on....
In Pinocchio, we spotlight some Pediatricians/Liars whose noses should be longer than Offit’s vaccine profits, er pay off’s, are deep. Those Pediatricians that tell moms of newly diagnosed children that there are no effective treatments, and that diets, supplements, and chelation are nothing more than quackery or voo-doo science at best. Traditional, aka closed-minded Pediatricians, you can stick your Pinocchio noses where the sun don’t shine. And hopefully rot there.
Only in Fantasia will it ever be written that the government was right about vaccine policy being safe and not corrupt. If it’s not ok for pregnant women to eat fish that might be contaminated with too much mercury, then it is not ok to inject it in an infant. If it’s not ok to take a weeks worth of medicine at once if you forgot to take it, then it’s not ok to inject “catch up” vaccinations or multiple vaccinations - all at once.
Dumbo… Who to ultimately honor with such a title! The line to get in this movie is long! I suppose that Offit, you would get this honor. But there are so many others who defend bad vaccine policy and profit from it at the same time….. Anyway, no other explanation needed. The title says it all.
Chicken Little… describes the AAP’s or CDC’s refusal to embrace independent collaboration on vaccine policy and safety, and ultimately reform. Their current plot/policy and stance fools no one and does nothing more than solidify the fact that their chicken poo goo that they call research – is really just that – chicken poo goo.
The Great Mouse Detective….. I have the unfortunate distaste of hearing from the great mouse detective herself on the Today Show occasionally. If it weren’t for getting to see Al Roker, I wouldn’t subject myself to that pain at all. But alas the great mouse herself, Pseudo-Science-Snyderman, proudly struts her small self in front of the camera to assure everyone that there is no link between autism and vaccines. Well pseudo-Snyderman, all I can say is, mainstream medicine has once again been lured by the cheese manufacturers. But, luckily, parents are getting smarter and can see through the smelley holes in the truth you profess, and more importantly, they know what to do with mice they don’t want in their house.
Ahhh, the Jungle Book. My favorite. Dr. Wakefield is our Tarzan. Swinging from state to state and across the ocean to speak the truth and even more importantly, to defend it. So many children would still be lost in the thick jungle of autism and leaky gut if it weren’t for him. This movie is a two thumbs up. Oh, to be Jane……
The Rescurers…. I love the quote from the doctor’s wife who said, “You broke them, now you fix them”. I don’t think my child is broken, but I welcome those doctors out there who are M.D.’s who are truly making a difference in the life of a child with autism. Who are putting their careers on the line and risking alienating themselves from their professional peers – to rescue children who were indeed harmed by “Do no harm”.
The Lion King…. Who could forget the scene where little Simba is up against those horrid hyena’s – and didn’t know that Mufasa was behind him. When Simba roared, it was laughed at, but when Mufasa roared, it was heard for miles and would be remembered always. Bernie Rimland was our Mufasa, and his roar will always echo…. So be afraid you nay-sayer hyena’s who profess that autism isn’t treatable and that vaccines are safe; - be very afraid. Because Mufasa lives on….
National Treasure, Book of Secrets…. Not only a movie to rent, something that is really locked up under close surveillance. No, not the Declaration of Independence, – but rather that vaccine safety research proof that the CDC and Vaccine Manufacturers base their lies on.
Iron Will… a real life reality show starring any parent who has a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Title says it all. You can't elaborate on perfection.
Bedtime Stories… hopefully what the next generation will tell their kids, about what autism used to be….
Remember the Titans…. A documentary about all those heroes who have gone before and who have paved the way to where parents are today, and how much further ahead the parents of tomorrow will be. A tribute to all those whose lives and childhoods were taken away needlessly. They will be remembered, they were the titans.
The Incredibles…. Can’t type this one with a dry eye. The Incredibles are the children living with autism. Who day in and day out live with a disorder that they don’t get the luxury of taking a day off from. Those who have much to say, but haven’t found a way yet to say it. Those who overcome obstacles each and every day. They are the true super heroes. They are truly incredible.