This month I was going to share a number of my favorite things, but I decided it’s more important to help my dear friend, Tammy Carrington. She’s set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to buy a wheelchair lift van for her severely challenged son, Jonathan. You may remember I’ve written a couple of times about Tammy. Once when a stalker followed her from WalMart to her hotel and tried to break into her room, and the other time, about how far a mother will go to keep her child alive. This is one of those stories.
Tammy and Jonathan need your help, and I pray you’ll keep reading.
For the last 26 years, Tammy Carrington has worked to keep her special needs child alive. Jonathan was born a perfect, healthy baby boy, but after she gave birth, the hospital gave Jonathan a Hepatitis B vaccine without Tammy’s knowledge or consent. Within hours of getting the shot, Jonathan began screaming at the top of his lungs. Blood-curdling screams 18 – 20 hours a day. He was inconsolable, and Tammy felt so inadequate. Like the worst mom ever.
Then Jonathan’s hair started falling out, and his bowels shut down. His pediatrician said it was colic, and he’d outgrow it. In the meantime, Tammy would need to bring him in three times a week so they could stretch his little sphincter so he could poop. In other words, they had to dig the feces out of his tiny body.
Two months later, he was given a second Hepatitis B along with a Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis vaccine which caused an aneurysm that ruptured in his brain and left him severely challenged. Later Tammy discovered these vaccines were part of a “hot lot” that had killed and injured lots of children. According to VAERS, a government database, Jonathan received one of the top 10 “hottest lots” in U.S. history.
As a result, Jonathan lost the ability to walk, talk, eat, go to the bathroom, and now, breathe on his own.
Not long ago, he almost died because Tammy couldn’t lift him, his wheelchair, and his tracheotomy tube and ventilator by herself into her old van. Fortunately, someone finally came to help her, or Jonathan would have died. After that, Tammy vowed to find a way to buy a wheelchair lift van.
In all these years, I’ve never asked you, my readers, for money, but Tammy and Jonathan need your help. Will you please read the rest of her story on Jonathan’s GoFundMe page—Yes, I wrote it. I hope you can find it in your heart to donate whatever you can to buy a wheelchair lift van for Jonathan. Will you also share it with your friends, church, and your Facebook page?
Tammy is a woman of great faith, and the last 26 years of her life have been dedicated to doing everything she can to keep her son alive. I’m a strong woman, but if faced with Tammy’s challenges, I don’t know if I could rise to her level of selflessness. I can ask if you will consider helping them.