I have shared with my readers before on my special needs daughter. She was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, coupled with ADHD and Anxiety. Over the past 5 of her 9 years, we have been in and out of doctors, specialists, childhood psychiatrists and psychologists, therapists, you name it. It is my spin on life, that when you choose to carry a child, you are accepting that child, no matter what the outcome, healthy, delayed, disfigured, whatever. You chose to have that child no matter what the outcome. You chose to love that child from the moment you knew he or she was a thought or felt a movement or heard a heartbeat. Because of my philosophy on life, I not only love my daughter, but I love her so much that I became an advocate to find out why my daughter was so different than any other child in her age group and how I could help her, as she was lost in her own world at times, would spin in circles and pace when in large crowds, and would throw objects at windows and people when she felt trapped. Yes, at 2 1/2 years old, I knew my daughter was unique. It took me nearly 5 years of advocating to get a diagnosis.
As an educator myself, I have been to trainings and classes on special needs and Autism. There has been a "buzz" about the link between vaccinations and Autism for quite some time now, but when I was given the chance to review the newly released book "VACCeptable Injuries: Increasing Childhood Diseases & Developmental Disorders" by Markus Heinze, I was immediately intrigued to hear that there could also be a link between vaccinations and Diabetes, Cancer, Asthma, and Allergies as well.
In this book, Mr. Heinze used a personal approach to research the possibilities that vaccinations cause more harm than they do good and uses many statistics and charts to support his findings. Although Mr. Heinze is not in the medical or scientific field, he is a German immigrant with degrees in Education and Psychology. He is also a parent of a daughter who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a very young age, coinsidently, her symptoms appeared near the time of one of her regularly scheduled childhood vaccinations. To prove his theory, he explores topics in his book such as A Closer Look at Various Vaccines and the Damage They Cause, & Vaccine Safety Studies ( just to name a few). Because of Mr. Heinze's personal approach, his writing style is clearly marked to state that, had he had known now what he did when his daughter was younger, he would not have played "the lottery" with his daughter's life and had her vaccinated. It is my understanding that he feels that vaccines do more harm than good, and it is not worth taking the risk of possibly exposing a disease or disorder or illness in his or any child by having them be vaccinated for something that they may or may not contract in their life time. I particularly like that his writings really hone in on that perspective.
After reading this novel, I feel more educated on vaccines, however, as a mother and an educator, I am not changing my stance on the topic. I want what is best for my child. I rather vaccinate in hopes that my daughter doesn't contract a life threatening disease. As our culture and our countries borders are expanding to welcome more immigrants, I don't want to risk the chance that my daughter will contract something more life threatening than the common cold or flu. I personally went through a lot to conceive my daughter and to have her robbed from me by death over something that I could have prevented by giving her a vaccine, is something that I could not not imagine not doing. Yes, I understand Mr. Heinze's perspective that vaccines may lower the quality of life, but I rather have a daughter with life than with out.
To read more about Mr. Heinze's book "Injuries: Increasing Childhood Diseases & Developmental Disorders" or to purchase your own copy you can visit Amazon.com via this DIRECT LINK.
*No money was exchanged in writing this honest review. I simply received this book for review in return for writing this honest opinion.