Millions of Americans have been raising concerns over vaccinations as the organic living movement birthed in the 1970’s has reached a full crescendo. Thousands of parents are refusing to vaccinate their children for their own safety, but unfortunately another baby boy has been killed after receiving an increasingly common vaccine.
On Thursday May 11th, 2017, UFC fighter Nick Catone tucked his healthy little baby boy into bed. “Goodnight daddy,” Nicholas said, as his father shuffled off to bed, tired from a long day of fighting and training martial arts. The next day Marjorie, the boy’s mother, went to wake the baby boy—but in that moment, everything fell apart.
21-month-old Nicholas Catone was dead, and parents suspect that it may be due to a common vaccine he’d received a few weeks earlier. “As I walked over to his crib, I found my beautiful son Nicholas on his belly with his knees bent in towards his chest, his head was slightly tilted to the left and when I picked him up, I quickly realized he was gone,” Marjorie said in a Facebook post.
“He was so cold, blue, and mottled. As a nurse I knew he had been gone for a while and there was no chance of reviving him.” After hearing her screams, Nick, her husband, rushed upstairs to see what was wrong. “I ran over to them, fell to my knees, and felt the life pulled right out of me,” he said.
Nicholas, the now dead 21-month-old baby boy, had received a DTaP vaccine on April 25th and developed a terrible cold immediately after. Unfortunately, it only got worse—twelve days after the vaccine, he was extremely lethargic and had a temperature of 102.2, which is extremely high for a baby.
Parents suspect that the vaccine weakened his immune system, making him susceptible to illness. “My gut feeling, which keeps waking me up at night, is that it was the vaccinations,” Marjorie said. “I don’t have proof yet, but I will get it…I want closure, I want peace, I want answers, I want justice, and I want change.”
The parents describe themselves as being extremely healthy, athletic individuals. Nick, the father, is a retired UFC fighter who owns a successful gym, while Marjorie, the mother, was a registered nurse for 11 years and worked at a cardiovascular intensive care unit.
The parents say that they’ve passed down their good health habits to their children, which is why it’s so shocking that Nicholas is now dead. Even during her pregnancy, Marjorie says that she “only consumed a prenatal vitamin and omega 3.” She breastfed both her children to ensure they got the probiotics they needed, and says that she rarely fed them sweets.
Despite her baby boy’s health however, his life was ended short. “I am so angry, and the anger brings me to tears,” Marjorie said. “There was always something so pure about his soul: something indescribable and unique. He still is my absolute everything.”
Marjorie is still fighting for justice, as are many other Americans who have lost their children to dangerous vaccines. Many medical professionals claim that vaccinating your children is for their own benefit, but a recent clinical study published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information begs to differ.
Doctors found that nearly two-thirds of babies who died suddenly had been vaccinated with the very same DTP vaccine which Nicholas received, and concluded that the risks of immunization may outweigh their potential benefits.
Although some studies were unable to find correlations between SIDS and vaccines,22–24 there is some evidence that a subset of infants may be more susceptible to SIDS shortly after being vaccinated. For example, Torch found that two-thirds of babies who had died from SIDS had been vaccinated against DPT (diphtheria–pertussis–tetanus toxoid) prior to death.
Of these, 6.5% died within 12 hours of vaccination; 13% within 24 hours; 26% within 3 days; and 37%, 61%, and 70% within 1, 2, and 3 weeks, respectively. Torch also found that unvaccinated babies who died of SIDS did so most often in the fall or winter while vaccinated babies died most often at 2 and 4 months—the same ages when initial doses of DPT were given to infants.
He concluded that DPT “may be a generally unrecognized major cause of sudden infant and early childhood death, and that the risks of immunization may outweigh its potential benefits. A need for re-evaluation and possible modification of current vaccination procedures is indicated by this study.”25
Walker et al. found “the SIDS mortality rate in the period zero to three days following DPT to be 7.3 times that in the period beginning 30 days after immunization.”26 Fine and Chen reported that babies died at a rate nearly eight times greater than normal within 3 days after getting a DPT vaccination.27
Nicholas was vaccinated on April 25th, and died a mere 17 days after receiving this vaccination, which correlates with what the study found. 70% of children who died suddenly, had received one of the DPT vaccinations two to three weeks earlier. The similarity here is disturbing.
“DTaP is the shot that killed my son,” Nick said. “The truth must come out. I see some of the bullshit things people say, they have no clue and are brainwashed. It’s time to wake up! This disgusting vaccine issue is real and the way things are going, it’s only going to get worse for our kids.”
Nick and Marjorie have vowed to get the justice that they deserve, and have been sharing their story on social media ever since—even if they can’t spare their own son from an early death, they can at least ensure that other parents know the potential dangers of vaccinating their children.
“What we have to live with every day now, for the rest of our lives, is torture: knowing my son is gone, watching our family members hurt and cry every single day,” Nick said. “Please educate yourselves, do your research. Something is going on.”
“We once stood in your same shoes, hearing of these horrible stories and thinking it would never happen to us. We thought ‘everyone else does it.’ It’s a normal thing to go get our shots done. Our world is a much different place now than it was 35 years ago. I have learned so much now and this is happening more than we think.”
“Thousands of people since Nicholas’ death have reached out to me with their personal stories. We need to make a change and raise awareness to what is going on. Children are passing away just like my son did and more are going to if this keeps up. It’s not natural for a 20-month-old to just die.”
“Every parent wants what’s best for their kid and to keep them safe, and the only way we can do that is to come together. What’s going on is only going to get worse. Do not let this happen to your child and family.”