Sheryl Wolfe, beauty queen, dies of massive stroke – is it Gardasil related?

April 22, 6:42 PMAlbuquerque Alternative Medicine Examiner
Mary MacIntyre

Any parent can imagine the devastation when their teen suddenly dies from a stroke. More questions than answers will arise surrounding such a tragedy. According to the aol news story most of the obvious possibilities were ruled out.  I have another longer list that may be considered, however in respect of the family, and her friends, that list won’t be added here. This article will focus on a comment made on that aol article, and support for the grieving family.

The short and simple, Gardasil the vaccine some states are making mandatory for young teens to receive.  This vaccine that is used to “prevent” cervical cancer (one of the easiest treated cancers) has a long list of side effects, including stroke. Visit the website and links.  If you have a preteen or teenage daughter, please research thoroughly in advance. I give thanks that someone posed that question.

No matter the cause of the stroke, those left behind carry a heavy burden.  All members of the family and community are effected.  Grieving parents may unkowingly push siblings away. Guilt and sorrow pose as close bedfellows.  Parents still have to move forward to keep the family together. Stress is extremely high.

For a short time an intense amount of attention will be focused on the family, and seemingly as quickly the news story will become past. The family subsequently may experience greater depression, loneliness, and anger. Often parents divorce, children have less comfort, and much anguish can turn to new problems.  As grieving is a long process, and everyone is vulnerable, the road forward may be vulnerable and cumbersome.


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.