Teen Asks Why She Should Take Vaccine If She is Not Having Sex, Worries About Dangers
By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
Sept. 11, 2009
Born in Britain in 1992, Simone Davis got off to a rough start in life. Her biological mother abandoned her as a baby, and her father couldn’t care for her.
At 3, Simone was adopted by her paternal grandmother, Jean Davis, who married an American in 2000 and moved them to Port St. Joe, Fla.
But because the adoption was not recognized in the United States, Davis embarked on a near-decade quest to get Simone U.S. citizenship.
Now 17 and an aspiring elementary school teacher and devout Christian, Simone has only one thing standing in the way of her goal — the controversial vaccine Gardasil.