Friday, June 15, 2012

Madison: Before and After Autism

I stumbled across this video yesterday and it hit awfully close to home. My youngest son has autism. In many ways, his story mirrors Madison's. He was, in my humble (and of course unbiased) opinion nothing short of brilliant as a baby. He could walk at eight months, I'm not kidding. He could stack six blocks on top of each other at an age when he wasn't even supposed to be stacking two. I remember reading a test somewhere that said if your baby was emotionally healthy and developing normally if you smiled and banged blocks in front of him at 11 months and he copied you. Well, my son passed that test. He could definitely count to 20 as a wee toddler (in fact he wouldn't stop, he loved it so much!).

Today my son is twelve years old. I can't have a conversation with him. He can't go to a regular school with the other kids. I don't currently live with him and his older brother. I probably don't need to explain how devastating this condition can be to families.

Do I think vaccines cause autism? Something sure the hell does, and I'm sure it's environmental. When you compare autism rates against the Amish (who don't vaccinate) vs. the general population, there can be no doubt. We're in the midst of an epidemic. I don't really know what to say, but this video kind of got me by the throat and it may give others a taste of how heartbreaking this disease can be, and how important it is we try to find out why this is happening.


kenny said...

It's so sad to hear about your son Jody. Words fail me.

These kids are everywhere now, very unlike when I was growing up. I don't recall that we took any vaccines except for polio and smallpox.

Our local paper had another notice of the vaccinations required for this fall to get into school.

Scary and crazy. For profit and maybe to degrade the population on purpose. Very few around here question the mandates.

My daughter worked for a couple of years as a teacher's aid focusing only on the autistic kids who are put in the regular classrooms. She was good at it but it wasn't for her.

A family member fresh out of college got laid off as a teacher in budget cuts and found another one teaching special ed. She was pregnant and the first week last fall an autistic eight grader much bigger than her hit her hard in the back. No support from the staff and she quit in fear for her baby.

Obama's stimulus money hired a couple of hundred of aids for the special ones in Nashville but now the money is gone and they are laid off. No word if they will find the money to hire them back.

What are we going to do?

Jody Paulson said...

I don't know, Kenny. I just pray to God, that's about all I *can* do.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody,
You can do more. Get a test done for heavy metals ( -- order a first-morning urine porphyrine test (the lab will send a collection kit to you and then send the results via email), then get the metals out (chelation). It can be done, your child is 12, yes, but improvement can likely still be had. I did it for my son. He is no longer on the spectrum.

Anonymous said...

We know it's not JUST vaccines, or else everyone vaccinated would be autistic. The current rate is closer to 1/50, though.

I believe autism is caused by a perfect storm of three components:
1) genetics - missing enzyme to detox heavy metals (glutathione)
2) lack of nutrients - vits C and D in particular. Sunscreen was phased in at about the same time the vaccine schedule sharply increased. Vit C & D help with detox/prevention of heavy metal damage, dna damage, etc. Autistic rates are higher in northern latitudes, too.
3) heavy metals in not just vaccines but also the atmosphere (due to coal-fired power plants).

Live viruses (as in MMR) can also trigger autism in one who has mercury/aluminum/etc. in system. Vit C (not made by humans, we lack an enzyme to create c out of glucose in our livers the way most other species do) would greatly combat these viruses.

I got my son tested - got the mercury out (chelation) and voila, he's no longer on the spectrum. He's had years of therapies, too, but never made progress until chelation.

For testing, get urinary porphyrins. There is a French lab ( that will send you a test kit for porphyrins and then email you the results a month later. You can chelate, even at this late date. There is hope, Jody. Don't give up.


Jody Paulson said...

Thank you all for your comments.

A. Peasant said...

hi Jody,
i'm sorry to read this sad news and to see the sad video also. my heart goes out to you. i think the advice from the other commenters is good to my limited knowledge. in my own research i found plausible that the vaccines and in particular the adjuvants cause brain inflammation, a "brush fire" in the highly oxygenated brains of children. somewhere there is a doctor who has pics of children's eyes before and after vaccination, showing them crossing after, indicating the inflammation response. have searched but can't find it again unfortunately. but it is smoking gun stuff and i would love to find it again.

2 of my 3 children (including 12 year old son) have also had learning disabilities which i attribute to the vaccines. do whatever you can, keep trying. some of the damage can be reversed in my experience.

the expression i see on Madison's face is anger. she looks like she knows she was robbed, and that's the truth of it. these vaccines are stealing our children's potential. if i knew then what i know now, i would have told them to stick the shots somewhere else.

Jody Paulson said...

Thanks, AP. It's still pretty painful for me to talk about it, and my son's dad absolutely does not want to believe that vaccines cause autism ... no one wants to think that they willingly (if unwittingly) brought their kids to the clinics that gave them the shot.

Melissa saunders said...

Wow Jody, I just happen to stumble across your blog. I am Madison's Mommy. Thank you so much for sharing our story, and for all the great comments from everyone. A Peasant couldn't have said it better about Madison having the look of anger...she is absolutely a fighter. I am blessed to finally say after 4.5yrs, Maidson is fully recovered from her vaccine injuries. She's functioning at a higher than gr 1 level-she just passed SK. Reads at a gr 4 level. Brilliant like she always was! I am so sorry for your family for what has happened. There is always hope and if there's anything I can do, please feel free to contact me! Melissa NoVax Saunders is my name on Facebook and I am the creator of VACCINES: A License to KILL!!! if you like to join the highest member anti vaccine group yet. Loads of support there! God Bless <3

Jody Paulson said...

Thanks for the update, Melissa. I am so glad to hear that Madison is fully recovered! :)

As you can probably tell, I don't have custody of my son and very little say as to what treatments he receives. I purposefully avoid Facebook as well, but I do want to thank you for getting the word out there, and posting your very touching story on Youtube. God bless.

Anonymous said...

According to your video, your daughter had Roseola the very day after the vaccine and it was after that she developed Autism. Roseola and many other childhood diseases can create neurological symptoms but there is no recovery from Autism. It is something kids are born with and it can be managed but it does not disappear with any of the things which benefited your daughter so most likely your daughter had a neurological injury caused by Roseola and the injury is healing. Also, correlation does not always mean causation. Roseola has a 7-14 days incubation period so your daughter was vaccinated while she was already in the incubation period and neither the Roseola nor her symptoms had anything to do with what happened to her. You can delete my comment, I just wanted to give you information that you are misinterpreting what happened to your daughter.

Jody Paulson said...

To the last person who posted a comment: You might want to post that comment on Youtube where I found the original video ...