June 21, 12:45 PMVaccines ExaminerNorma Erickson
Gardasil was approved by the FDA in June of 2006. Beginning in July of the same year, reports started appearing in VAERS as select parents around the country found their daughters living a nightmare. A multitude of debilitating, sometimes deadly, adverse events began to surface post-Gardasil. Parents found themselves going from one specialist to another, searching for the cause of their daughters new illnesses. No answers were available.
In 2007, after taking Gardasil, Alexis Wolf and her mother, Tracy, were thrust into the same nightmare.
In the beginning, Alexis exhibited symptoms typical of many psychiatric disorders. Months went by before it was discovered she was suffering from daily seizures that were slowly destroying her brain.
After years of living the nightmare, Alexis’s mother felt she was left with no alternative but to file suit against the manufacturer of Gardasil, Merck and Company. Shortly after, KOAT Channel 7 News aired the story.
Luckily for Alexis, Dr. Ken Stoller, President of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association, watched the program. Moved by compassion for this young girl who was fighting for her very life, Dr. Stoller phoned her mother and volunteered to treat Alexis at no charge. He believed that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) could reduce the effects of the neurological damage Alexis had suffered.