My Daughter’s Gardasil Story

Reposted with permission.

August 19, 2009
Only 2% of the 10,000 women who get cervical cancer (average age 60) test positive for HPV. There are over 100 HPV viruses, Gardasil protects against 4. My daughter was 18 when she got the first vaccine. Within 24 hours she started having unusal problems, we didn’t connect it to Gardasil because after all the CDC and the FDA said it’s “safe”. Then she had her first seizure, a full body, tonic-clonic gran mal seizure. But the vaccine is “safe”. After the second shot the seizures increased to daily, sometimes more, sometimes in clusters. She also had severe stomach aches that felt as if she’d been shot or stabbed, mirgraines, UTIs (never had one in her life), vision problems, hair loss, bruising, tremors, fatigue, and bleeding gums.

One summer afternoon when she’d lost her job at the bank, lost her freedom, couldn’t take a shower or bath alone, couldn’t drive, couldn’t swim, couldn’t watch her little brother and sister (they were watching her now), she collapsed on the floor and had a cluster of 4 seizures.

Let me describe what it’s like: she hits the tile floor in a full body tonic-clonic seizure, her eyes roll back in her head. The seizures lasts for at least a minute but she doesn’t come to after it, she lies motionless on the floor not breathing until the next seizure hits, then the next, she’s starting to turn blue, first her lips then it spreads to her mouth. I’m screaming into the phone to 911 for the ambulance to arrive before she dies, then another seizure. Finally as the ambluance pulls up she gasps for air and the paramedics rush in revive her and take her to the hospital.

I’m on my knees praying that she doesn’t die. For 18 months we’ve been fighting to get her health and life back. Gardasil made my daughter sick. She was totally healthy, drop-dead beautiful, athletic, fit and amazingly smart prior to the “vaccine”. Thank God, we didn’t get the third shot or I do not believe she would still be with us.

Leslie Prichard
Guardians Against Gardasil


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.