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article imageOp-Ed: One more girl: 13-year-old American injured by the HPV vaccine Special

By Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti     Mar 19, 2014 in Health
Thirteen-year-old Skylee Butler's life has not been the same since receiving the Human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine in Massachusetts last August.
Now suffering from vaccination-induced neurological disorders, her parents are doing all they can to help her. Her mother Crystal wrote:
"...Skylee gets new symptoms every couple of weeks. She has pain down her whole spine from the top of her neck to the bottom of her tailbone. Her arms, legs, and back are sore and achy.
She gets headaches, is dizzy, and is very tired and weak. She has pressure in her head and numerous vision problems such as the feeling of her eyes needing to roll into the back of her head. She has difficulty reading and writing due to not being able to focus because it causes pain behind her eyes and on the side of her head. The ceiling tiles in school look green instead of white at times. She has rapid eye movement, dry eyes, blurred vision, and words or letters don't make sense to her at times.
She's had x-rays, an MRI, an EKG, and blood-work taken. She's been tested for Lyme, lupus and mono along with other routine exams. Everything comes back negative except for a vitamin D deficiency. She has been to a neurologist, an orthopedist, optometrist, and her regular pediatrician. She also experiences chest pain, shortness of breath and shakiness."
Skylee has also been to a spine and sport facility, two neurologists, a rheumatologist who said that he thinks that she has chronic fatigue syndrome, a neurosurgeon, and an urologist. She has been to the emergency room twice and attended physical therapy once a week for a month but, because Skylee's symptoms kept increasing, the physical therapist refused to continue treatment fearing that more damage would be done.
The Honor Roll student has missed over 30 days of school. When she is at school, she cannot concentrate due to being constantly in pain. Since December, Skylee has been unable to read or write because of the vision issues and has to rely on other students to do these things for her. When she tries to read, she gets a sharp stabbing pain in her temples and experiences severe head pressure. Words do not make sense to her and look jumbled.
Crystal wrote:
"I miss a lot of work and I had to cut back time from work just in case Skylee isn't feeling well. It is very hard to have to write all of this. I look at her and she seems fine to me. I then take a look at all of the things I am writing and realize all of the pain that my poor child is in. That is the hardest part about all of this.
She looks fine on the outside but all the pain she is in is just awful. Most people don't realize there is anything wrong with her. No one realizes that she sleeps all of the time. She comes home after school and will sometimes nap from 3 pm to 8 pm and then go back to bed at 10 pm. That is not what a normal or healthy teenager does.
Just going to the store makes her tired. At the mall she has to take breaks often because she gets tired. She gets very dizzy and needs to sit a lot. When she dances, she suffers with severe pain throughout her whole body afterwards. Like any normal teenager, she used to be glued to her laptop. Now, I can't tell you when the last time she used it was."
Crystal's best friend Kate commented that doctors, "...aren't telling anyone how many and boys have had unexplainable severe sicknesses and issues since receiving the vaccine. It's horrible. After the fact, one of the doctors told her she wouldn't even give it to her daughter!"
Crystal and her husband Wayne, Skylee's father, "...wouldn't wish this on anyone," and realize that they, "...can't sue the vaccine makers directly " but can file a claim with the vaccine injury court. Crystal said, "It's very hard because will not say the side effects are caused from the vaccine. I have to keep positive and keep fighting for her."
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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