April 5, 2009
Cynthia Janak is a freelance journalist, mother of three, foster mother of one, grandmother of five, business owner, Chamber of Commerce member, safe vaccine advocate and research journalist.
As many of my readers know I have been focusing my attention on the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, manufactured in the United States by Merck Pharmaceutical Co. A similar vaccine, Cervarix is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and administered throughout Europe. I am a member of the most active Gardasil board on the Internet called “Let’s Talk About Gardasil.” It is because of interactions with the Gardasil Moms and Gardasil Girls that I have been able to come to this conclusion. Let me explain how and why.
I have spent hours on the phone with many of Gardasil moms. On one occasion a mom called and asked me to speak to her daughter because she was having a very bad day. This young woman is in pain every day but on this day was experiencing pain that was so intense that she had gotten to the point where she could not stand it anymore. She had told her mom that she wished God would take her already. Of course I told this distraught mother that I would be honored to speak with her daughter.
During the conversation I shared with this young woman how she has been an inspiration to her family, church and the other people on the Gardasil board. I spoke to her about what she will be able to accomplish in the future when she gets better. I also promised her that some day we will visit the White House and maybe even talk to the President. That made her chuckle and she said, “I would like that,” in a quiet voice because her pain magnified all sound.
She then asked me “why did this have to happen?” It was then that I knew the answer and I told her that “the Gardasil Girls have given the silent faces of Autism a Voice for the first time in history. These children have not mastered speech so when they become autistic they cannot tell their moms they have a headache or that their stomach hurts or they cannot feel their legs or tingling in their legs.”
It was at this point that all my research into Gardasil took on a new meaning, a new purpose and a new goal. My goal was to prove that autism does not exist. I wanted to prove by using the voices of the Gardasil girls that Autism is only brain damage because of excessive body burden of aluminum in vaccines.
I spent 10 to 14 hours a day over a period of many weeks researching everything I could to see if the information on vaccinations, aluminum and other heavy metals trackbacked to support this theory. I read personal stories of parents of autistic children and compared them with the stories of the Gardasil girls. I read hundreds of VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) reports. I read articles about brain damage, reports about aluminum toxicity and all kinds of studies on these topics. I even went so far as to calculate potential toxicity from aluminum prevalent in the environment in combination with the toxic aluminum load found in single and/or multiple vaccines administered at the same time.
After I did all of this I sat back and looked at everything that I had researched with the documents, spreadsheets and graphs that I created during the process. The connection was there. Looking at the numbers and the side effects side by side, one could notice the direct relationship between the two — the higher the dose of aluminum — the more the severe the side effect.
I presented my findings to my colleague, women’s health advocate and broadcast journalist Leslie Botha. Intrigued by the data, Botha suggested that I expose my findings on her radio show on KRFC FM , a community radio station in Fort Collins, CO, audio streamed at www.krfcfm.org , 6:00PM Mountain Time. I proposed that the February 16 show be titled “Gardasil Girls Give the Silent Faces of Autism a Voice.” Prior to the show, I alerted the Gardasil and autism communities through various organizations, Internet boards and chat rooms to make them aware of the upcoming radio interview and topic.
At my suggestion, during the first 15 minutes, Botha quickly interviewed five girls from around the country who were injured by what they believe to be the Gardasil vaccination. They stated their name, age, side effects and briefly spoke about how this vaccine changed their lives. It was amazing and distressing to hear all five girls describe the same symptoms that all appeared within a short time frame after receiving the injection.
Botha then interviewed the father of an 18 year old who became autistic at 2 ½ years old after a round of childhood vaccinations. Throughout this segment listeners could hear the uncontrollable and constant squawking sounds the man-child was making in the background as his father shared his story.
After that segment, I introduced my theory: what both the Gardasil girls and this “autistic” man-child were experiencing were adverse reactions due to the aluminum used in the vaccines and it was causing brain injury.
Now I was faced with the task of backing up my theory. I used data from the VAERS reports. I was able to describe the amounts of aluminum infants are exposed to and compared those adverse events with the data reported from the Gardasil vaccine. I referred to personal stories from the autism community and compared them to the stories from the Gardasil girls. I also used excerpts from peer reviewed articles and reports from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) on the safety standard set for aluminum exposure. Interesting to note, that each vaccine fits within the EPA standards for aluminum but when multiple vaccines are administered at the same time, the exposure levels supersede those limits. Add to that unknown amounts of aluminum in an individual’s environment (household products, deodorants etc.) and the potential exposure levels exceed EPA standards. I do want to make note here that the EPA standard of 0.85mg applies to an adult vaccine and infant vaccine.