Family: Vaccine left teen in ‘fight for life’


October 11, 2009

Zeda Pingel was a bright, popular and healthy teenage girl until her pediatrician administered a vaccine last November during a routine checkup.

Today, the 14-year-old Lake Station girl is imprisoned in a body that has suffered a series of life-threatening reactions to the vaccine called Gardasil, her family insists.

“Before she was given the vaccine, she was a straight-A student who loved talking on the phone, playing paintball, and just being a teenager,” said her mother, Amy Pingel. “Now look at her.”

Zeda spends every day in a hospital bed in the family’s living room, surrounded by medical equipment, get-well cards and a crucifix on the wall.



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.