Letter to Leaders
Governor Rick Perry
April 14, 2010
I am mad, furious, pissed off and want to tear everyone’s heads off! Thanks to Gardasil I have endured three year of painful headaches and seizures that make me want to absolutely die!! My head feels as if bombs are exploding inside of it. I cry and scream because of the pain. The seizures cause every part of my life to become hectic and frustrating. I can’t be like normal teenage girls because I twitch, fall, and seize all the time. People at school call me the weird girl because I can not be like a normal kid. I fear every day when I awake if I’m going to be able to walk and be normal or fall and have seizures that leave a horrific pain in my head. I cringe at the thought that others have to feel the horrible pain. I scream and cry to God that he would take my life so I don’t have to suffer the pain anymore. For the longest time we were completely hopeless in finding the cause. I’ve been to many doctors and neurologist and yet none could help me. My work in school is getting harder for me to do because I can’t concentrate due to the thousands of medicines they have tried to use to help me. I have missed so much that I’m scared that the may not let me go to the next grade. I was a straight A student before this so you could see how much that hurts me. I miss school all the time because of the seizures. Some of the teachers are scared to have me in their class because they know what happens to me. I swear the ambulance people know me by my first name. It not only affects my schooling it affect my work. My boss finally had to take me off the schedule because he wasn’t for certain I was able to fulfill my duties if my seizures and headaches persist. My car has been taken away from me by the doctors for fear I might seize while I drive. I can’t do things with my friends because I don’t have a way there. I’ve lost most of them and if you don’t believe me you should ask someone at school. I sit by myself for I have no one left. I can’t be in the sports I love because it has all made me weak. Sometimes I can’t even stand. I can’t take baths anymore; I must always take a shower. I can’t go swimming without a life jacket…how would you feel being in a pool wearing a life jacket? I have to go to the hospital all the time for it. Needles always in my hands and arms when I’m there. And yet you could have prevented this stuff if only you had not allowed it to be given out. Others have felt the side effects too. I know doctors and scientist thought it would be good but I’m here to say as a 16 year old girl that y’all are mistaken. The side effects are horrible. Girls shouldn’t have to go through the pain that I am in. I’m not even sure there is a cure what has been done to me. My life is horrid because of this shot. I shake throughout the night and can’t breathe. Everything is loud and adds to the painful explosion that pounds through my head. I ask do you want this for others? I’m not sure if you have daughters or grand-daughters, but would you want them to go through every day feeling like they can’t go on any longer? I couldn’t!!!! So I beg and plead that you stop this horrible thing. Girls should live happy lives and want to live as long as possible in this beautiful world, not beg to die!!! I may be only 16, but if it takes all my life I am going to stop this!!!
Whitehouse , TX
Governor Rick Perry was responsible for attempting to mandate Gardasil in the state of Texas a could of years back when the vaccine first hit the market. It is interesting that this is posted on the congress.org site