Local Woman Says Gardasil Killed Her Grandaughter


September 18, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Jessie Ericzon was 17-years-old and about to graduate from high school.

The cheerleader and softball pitcher had big dreams of one day being a state trooper. But that dream is now just part of Jessie’s memory.

I miss her giggle. For the longest time I heard her giggle, but I don’t hear it anymore,” says Denise Melton, Jessie’s grandmother.

It’s been 19 months since Melton has heard her granddaughter’s laugh. It’s been a long year and a half of searching for answers.

“I just didn’t know what to think because she was so healthy. I just could not understand why she was dead. No one seemed to know why she was dead.”
Jessie’s family says she never had health problems. Autopsy records show her cause of death as undetermined.


Comment from Leslie

It will be a year ago in October that Denise Melton wrote a comment about Jessie after I posted an article on my blog about Gardasil…..I emailed Denise, we spoke by phone and then I started interviewing Denise, her daughter – and many of the other injured by Gardasil including the mother’s who lost their daughters on my radio show. In my mind, this Gardasil movement came alive because of the efforts of this stalwart grandmother….who will always keep Jessie’s legacy and story alive.  Shine on Denise.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.