Margie and Patrick shared that their son, Malachi, had an upper respiratory infection around the age of 1, that was being treated with antibiotics. When Margie took him back to the doctor, they pressured her to give Malachi 6 different vaccines that day, despite recently being sick and on antibiotics. Margie's concerns about this were dismissed, and Malachi received the following vaccines that day: DPT, MMR, Hib, Hep B, varicella (chicken pox) and Prevnar 7 (pneumococcal). In short, Malachi was vaccinated against 10 diseases through 6 shots in just one visit.
It seemed to his parents, that a light switch was turned off in Malachi. He suddenly turned inward and stopped talking. But they were told his regression was normal.
Margie and Patrick continued vaccinating Malachi until he was 2 years old (not 3 as mentioned in the video below). In that short window of time, he continued to suffer reactions and developed food allergies and intolerances, ticks, insomnia, and issues with his vision and gastrointestinal system. At around the time he entered puberty, he developed seizures.
Despite Malachi's worsening conditions, the doctors would not admit a connection to vaccination, and they were given little support. It wasn't until Margie and Patrick started doing their own research on the matter that their suspicions were confirmed. Margie also firmly believes that the round of antibiotics her son had completed just before receiving 6 different vaccines contributed to him becoming nonverbal ASD.
Patrick and Margie shared their son's story on the Children's Health Defense (CHD) VAX-unVAX Bus in collaboration with the Michigan chapter of CHD and Michigan for Vaccine Choice (MVC).