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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.

Love, Brenda


  • Reply Janet Tull January 20, 2024 at 7:45 am

    Brenda, You have such a big heart and Tammy is a great mother. It’s hard to conceive she’s been struggling like that all these years. I’ll send up a prayer for her and her son.

    • Reply Tammy Carrington January 20, 2024 at 9:56 pm

      Brenda has one of the biggest hearts of anyone that I know. Thank you for the prayers…I know the Lord hears them!!

    • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 22, 2024 at 10:26 am

      Thank you, Janet. Tammy and I appreciate your prayers. xoxox, Brenda

  • Reply Carol S. January 20, 2024 at 10:07 am

    Thanks for sharing. Donation made. What angels all of you are.

    • Reply Tammy Carrington January 20, 2024 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you and God bless you for helping!! I have learned through the 26 years that there are angels all among us. Thank you!

    • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 22, 2024 at 10:25 am

      Thank you very much, Carol. You’re an angel as well. xoxox, Brenda

  • Reply Colleen January 20, 2024 at 1:18 pm

    Brenda, Life can be so bittersweet and sometimes brutal. I hope all your readers will make a donation to Jonathan’s Go Fund Me Account. You are a kind and caring lady. May God bless Tammy and Jonathan with an abundance of assistance with their needs.

    • Reply Tammy Carrington January 20, 2024 at 10:01 pm

      Bittersweet and brutal is a good description of the highs and lows of 26 years with my miracle child. Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. Brenda is an amazing lady and friend but she has an amazing army of readers as well.

    • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 22, 2024 at 10:27 am

      Thank you for your comment and your donation, Colleen. God sent us you. xoxox, Brenda

  • Reply Katherine January 20, 2024 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Brenda,
    Oh my goodness this entire story tugs at your heart. A mother’s love has no boundaries.

    • Reply Tammy Carrington January 20, 2024 at 10:03 pm

      I am blessed beyond measure every single day that I get to make memories with my son and when he smiles, the whole room brightens us. That keeps me going! Thank you Brenda, for sharing Jonathan’s story to help me keep my promise to the Lord by sharing with anyone who will listen.

    • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 22, 2024 at 10:29 am

      You’re right, Katherine, and Tammy extends all the boundaries I’ve ever known. xoxox, Brenda

  • Reply Tammy Carrington January 20, 2024 at 9:54 pm

    Brenda, you are an amazing and incredibly caring friend and I am so blessed that I can call you.. my friend! Thank you so much for everything you have done by sharing Jonathan’s story and helping in every way that you have. We love you so much and we pray incredible blessings on you and all your readers. Thank you to everyone for reading, caring, sharing, helping and praying!! I very much believe in the power of prayer!! I have to admit that it is so difficult for me to ask for help of any kind and it is genuinely humbling at the same time but I know (and trust) that the Lord has a plan. I am sending so many hugs right now…I hope you can feel them!!! Love, Tammy

    • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 22, 2024 at 10:30 am

      Thank you, Tammy. I’m grateful we met those many years ago. You and I have helped one another through a number of very tough times, and I know we’ll always be here for one another. Love, Brenda

      • Reply Tammy Carrington January 30, 2024 at 12:31 am

        The Lord definitely knew that we would need each other through the years and He made us friends, and for that I am so thankful. We will always be here for each other…no doubt my precious friend!! Love you!! Tammy

  • Reply Cynthia Brown January 21, 2024 at 8:42 am

    Done and done…..thank you for the opportunity to share and assist

    • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 22, 2024 at 10:31 am

      You’re an angel, Cynthia! Thank you so very much. xoxox, Brenda

    • Reply Tammy Carrington January 30, 2024 at 12:33 am

      Thank you so for your kindness and God bless you! Tammy

  • Reply cindy January 21, 2024 at 2:30 pm


    I just saw this and made a donation. My heart goes out to Tammie

    • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 22, 2024 at 10:32 am

      You’re a love, Cindy. Thank you so much. xoxox, Brenda

      • Reply Tammy Carrington January 30, 2024 at 12:46 am

        Thank you so much, Cindy. God bless you! Tammy

    • Reply Tammy Carrington January 30, 2024 at 12:34 am

      Thank you Cindy…God bless you and thank you for your donation!! Sending hugs your way! Tammy

  • Reply Gray January 22, 2024 at 9:04 am

    It’s the very least I can do to help a mother help her son. I lost mine eleven years ago and I would’ve done anything to try to keep him alive.

    • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 22, 2024 at 10:34 am

      Gray, I didn’t know that. I know that was heartbreaking. Thank you, sweet lady. Tammy and I appreciate you. xoxox, Brenda

    • Reply Tammy Carrington January 30, 2024 at 12:38 am

      You definitely have a tender mother’s heart…thank you and God bless you for your kindness. My heart goes out to you. Sending you hugs. Tammy

  • Reply Yvonne January 25, 2024 at 3:56 pm

    I am sending my prayers to all of you. Tammy and Brenda, you’re angels taking care of another angel. Tammy, is there something you can do in regards to the vaccines and the hospital who administered them? I am appalled by what happened to your son. Sending you much love and blessings.

    • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 25, 2024 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you Yvonne. I’ll let Tammy answer your question because as I remember, she’s been instrumental in passing a law. Sending you love and blessings right back! ♥️♥️♥️ Brenda

    • Reply Tammy Carrington January 30, 2024 at 1:29 am

      Hi Yvonee! Thank you for your prayers. It is a very difficult journey for anyone to prove to the government that they were injured by vaccines and they will fight you every step of the way. When you are struggling every single day just to survive, you have to pick your battles. The drug companies and those administering the shots pretty much have immunity from liability since they are following governmental guidelines. When the government is in charge of the vaccines and also in charge of “helping” those that are injured, it is never fair. It has been a tough 26 years but I would not trade my son for anything. He is my greatest blessing.

      We were successful in passing a law to protect special needs kids who need nurses and were having their nurses taken away without following federal law in order to do it. A little boy who can’t walk or talk was able to help other children like him. We are sending hugs! Tammy

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