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VAERS data released today showed 50,861 reports of adverse events following COVID vaccines, including 2,249 deaths and 7,726 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and March 26, 2021.

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Megan Redshaw is a freelance reporter for The Defender. She has a background in political science, a law degree and extensive training in natural health.

Every Friday, VAERS makes public all vaccine injury reports received to the system as of Friday of the previous week.

Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the number of injuries and deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) following COVID vaccines revealed steadily rising numbers, but no new trends. VAERS is the primary mechanism for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S. Reports submitted to VAERS require further investigation before a causal relationship can be confirmed.

Every Friday, VAERS makes public all vaccine injury reports received to the system as of Friday of the previous week. Today’s data show that between Dec. 14, 2020, and March 26, a total of 50,861 total adverse events were reported to VAERS, including 2,249 deaths — an increase of 199 over the previous seven days — and 7,726 serious injuries, up 631 over the same time period.

VAERS data released today showed 118,902 reports of adverse events following COVID vaccines, including 3,544 deaths and 12,619 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and April 23, 2021.

Of the 2,249 deaths reported as of March 26, 28% occurred within 48 hours of vaccination, 19% occurred within 24 hours and 43% occurred in people who became ill within 48 hours of being vaccinated.

In the U.S., 136.7 million COVID vaccine doses had been administered as of March 26.

From the 3-26-2021 release of VAERS data.

This week’s VAERS data show:

  • 19% of deaths were related to cardiac disorders.
  • 45% of those who died were male, 43% were female and the remaining death reports did not include gender of the deceased.
  • The average age of those who died was 77.7 and the youngest death was an 18-year-old.
  • As of March 26, 341 pregnant women had reported adverse events related to COVID vaccines, including 104 reports of miscarriage or premature birth.
  • Of the 578 cases of Bell’s Palsy reported, 63% of cases were reported after Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations — almost twice as many as reported (36%) following vaccination with the Moderna vaccine. Seven cases of Bell’s Palsy were reported with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine (1%).
  • There were 2,578 reports of anaphylaxis, with 53% of cases attributed to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, 44% to Moderna and 3% to J&J vaccine, which was rolled out in the U.S. on March 2.
  • Using a broadened search for any reference to anaphylaxis in chart notes resulted in 15,193 reports, with 52% of cases attributed to Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, 45% to Moderna and 3% to J&J. With each vaccine, nearly 42% of anaphylactic reports occurred in people aged 17-44.

According to the CDC’s website, “the CDC follows up on any report of death to request additional information and learn more about what occurred and to determine whether the death was a result of the vaccine or unrelated.”Ask Congress to Investigate COVID Origins – Take Action

To date, the only information the CDC has published related to the investigation of COVID vaccine-related deaths and how those investigations were conducted is a COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Update via the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, published Jan. 27.

An interview in MedPage Today highlighted the shortfalls of the post-marketing surveillance of the COVID vaccine. Aaron Kesselheim, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said we are seeing a lot of spontaneous reporting, a lack of formal post-approval studies because vaccines have only received Emergency Use Authorization and vaccines being given outside the healthcare systems — interfering with the ability to rigorously collect observational data.

Although the CDC and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have various systems in place to monitor the safety of vaccines, they are not “up and running” and do not have adequate resources behind them, Kesselheim said.

According to Kesselheim, there’s essentially nobody keeping track of COVID adverse reactions in the U.S. and no long-term safety data, but emphasized that this new mRNA technology is “extremely effective and extremely safe.”

On March 8, The Defender contacted the CDC with questions about reported deaths and injuries related to COVID vaccines. We provided a written list of questions about how the CDC conducts investigations into reported deaths, the status of investigations on deaths reported in the media, if autopsies are being done and the standard for determining whether an injury is causally connected to a vaccine.

We also inquired about whether healthcare providers are reporting all injuries and deaths that might be connected to the COVID vaccine, and what education initiatives are in place to encourage and facilitate proper and accurate reporting.

It took the CDC 22 days to respond to our repeated inquiries. When someone did, the person told us the agency had never received the questions — even though the employees we talked to several times said their press officers were working through the list of questions and were reviewing the email we sent. We provided the questions again yesterday, and requested a response by April 7.

Breakthrough cases

On March 31, The Defender reported on the increasing number of “breakthrough cases” of COVID in fully vaccinated people. Washington, Florida, South Carolina, Texas, New York, California and Minnesota have all reported breakthrough cases of COVID, some of which have resulted in hospitalization and death. Investigations are underway to determine if there were problems with the vaccines or if people had been infected with a variant.

When asked about the increasing number of breakthrough cases during a White House press conference, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical advisor, said it is something they will take seriously and follow closely, but breakthrough infections happen with any vaccination.

CDC issues new travel guidance, vaccine passports stir controversyThe CDC today issued new travel guidance stating that fully vaccinated Americans traveling within the U.S. do not have to get tested for COVID before or after their trip, and do not need to self-quarantine when they return home.

On March 29, The Defender reported that the Biden administration and private companies are working to develop vaccine passports that would require Americans to prove they’ve been vaccinated against COVID as the country opens.

Dr. Naomi Wolf, founder and CEO of Daily Clout, said the passport system really isn’t about the vaccine. It’s about your data, and “once this rolls out you don’t have a choice about being part of the system.”

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said that vaccine credentials are a complete government overstep that will undermine public trust and substantially limit normal day-to-day essential activities. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) said “vaccine passports are unconstitutional. Period.”

On March 26, New York launched a digital vaccine passport system known as Excelsior Pass that residents can use to prove they’ve been vaccinated or recently tested negative for infection. The New York system, built on IBM’s digital health pass platform, will be used at dozens of events, including arts and entertainment venues.

J&J  makes headlines with manufacturing mix-up, report of severe allergic reaction

As The Defender reported April 1, 15 million doses of J&J’s vaccine failed quality control after workers at a Baltimore manufacturing plant negligently put an AstraZeneca ingredient in J&J’s COVID vaccine. The mix-up forced regulators to delay authorization of the plant’s production lines and prompted an investigation by the FDA.

On March 31, Business Insider reported that a 74-year-old Virginia man suffered a rare reaction to J&J’s vaccine that caused a painful rash to spread across his entire body and skin to peel off. Richard Terrell told local news station WRIC he began suffering strange symptoms four days after receiving the vaccine.

“I began to feel a little discomfort in my armpit and then a few days later I began to get an itchy rash, and then after that I began to swell and my skin turned red,” Terrell said.

The rash spread to his entire body and his skin peeled off. He went to the emergency room, where doctors determined that he had experienced an adverse reaction to the COVID vaccine.

AstraZeneca suspended in Germany and Canada 

On March 31, The Defender reported that Germany indefinitely suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for anyone under 60 following advice from STIKO, the country’s independent vaccine committee and external experts.

The committee investigated reports of blood clots, some fatal, in people who received the vaccine and decided to give the vaccine only to people 60 or older unless they belong to a high-risk category where the benefits outweigh the risk of a serious side-effect.

As The Defender reported on March 30, several regions of Germany, including Berlin and Munich, had temporarily paused the vaccine for people under 60 after Germany’s vaccine regulator disclosed 31 cases of a rare brain blood clot, nine of which resulted in deaths. The decision was made as a precaution ahead of a meeting with national medical regulators scheduled for later in the day where it was decided to indefinitely suspend the vaccine.

On March 30, Canada announced it was suspending AstraZeneca’s vaccine for people under age 55 following concerns it might be linked to rare blood clots, The Defender reported.

Health Canada demanded AstraZeneca conduct a detailed study on the risks and benefits of its COVID vaccine across multiple age groups, and suspended the vaccine for younger groups pending the outcome of that review.

On March 24, Health Canada updated the product information for AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccines to warn of the risk of rare blood clots associated with low levels of blood platelets following vaccinations — a stark reversal from Canada’s former position.

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18-year-old Lewis Roberts, from Leek, Staffordshire, was declared brain dead after being hit by a van. But he blinked and started breathing on his own hours before his organs were due to be donated.

He suffered catastrophic head injuries after being struck by a vehicle in his hometown on March 13. Four days later the family was asked to say their good-byes. His sister,

His sister Jade Roberts, 28, explains how it all transpired in a very emotional post.

She says she went in with some other family members to say their goodbyes, held Lewis’ hands and urged him to breathe. They had been for a brown line to show on the machine many days. It would mean he was breathing himself but there was nothing.

“Midnight When I said 1 2 3 breath Lewis a brown line showed. The middle line of the video shows the brown line which is Lewis taking a breath for himself. When I said breath the brown line showed and he took a breath, we were told no it must be an error, it is impossible,” she says in the post.

But as soon as she reached home she got a phone call saying Lewis was really breathing on his own. “His eyes are dilating which before we had nothing. Zero… And to be told he was brain dead and suffered brain stem death and was literally certified as dead..” she says in the post.

 ‘After taking out numerous tests the hospital told us Lewis had given up the fight, no response and had suffered brain stem death.

‘We signed forms you wouldn’t even believe and conversations you’d never believe.. we were intended to say our final goodbyes.

‘Lewis was officially certified as dead last week And his death was even reported to the coroner.

Video of his sister encouraging him to breath is here.

Read other successful stories of people waking up.

Families don’t give up. Give your loved one time for the brain to heal.


What the heck is going on? Everyday I ask myself how is this happening in America. There has been absolute chaos since 2015 when Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States.  I naively thought the chaos would end after the election.  

I have been active in politics since my late 20’s and I have never experienced anything like the turmoil of the last four years. Who in the heck has been running our country for the last 50 years that has allowed so many Marxist to infiltrate our country and tear down our values? 

So many times I have wanted to throw my hands in the air and shrink back to my little corner of the world. And yet the revelations that have been exposed over the last four years forces me to stay and fight for our Constitution and Republic. 

They say once you SEE, you can never unsee and this is where I am. I know too much to keep quiet. 

I decided to write this because not a week goes by that someone doesn’t call me up and ask me, “Missy, are you sure Trump is going to win?”  (Ha you know who you are)

Honestly I do believe that he will win because God has raised him up to be the Cyrus for our generation and I have not once doubted. 

Buckle up it is going to get worse

This is going to be long blog post especially if you take the time to read the articles and video’s I have linked too. However, it is important and I want you get the full picture of what is happening NOW and what is going to happen UP TO and AFTER the election. 

A few weeks ago I found out about a group called, Transition Integrity Project. 

Sounds good right?  

Peaceful transitions of power have always been the hallmark of our Republic, UNTIL Trump was elected. Historically regardless of how bad the election season was, we as Americans were always able to lay the election results aside, rise above the rancor and support the new duly elected President. 

When Obama was elected I congratulated him on my Facebook page and on my ActiveRain blog. No I didn’t agree with his policies but I supported him as my President. However the 2016 Election of Donald J Trump as President has NEVER been accepted by the majority of the Democrat’s and consequently we have spent the last four years in utter chaos.

The members of the Transition Integrity Project reportedly consist of current and former senior government and campaign leaders, academics, journalists, polling experts and former federal and state government officials who fear that if Trump loses the 2020 election he will not leave. 

Who is on this “bipartisan” committee that is suppose to be insuring election integrity? 

Some of the more familiar members’ names include: 

John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff to former President Bill Clinton,  Donna Brazile, former Democratic National Committee Acting Chair and debate question cheater for Hillary Clinton. Never Trumper William Kristol and David Frum, a Canadian-American and former speech writer for former President George W. Bush. (Frum has been credited with inspiring the phrase “axis of evil” in Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address.) 

In order to understand this Transition Integrity Project read their goals and what they plan to do. NOT from the media interpretation but from their own brochure and instructions

Don’t for one minute think the Transition Integrity Project is the only one involved and pushing the coming play book to challenge the election.

Listen to Mark Zuckerberg speak about how he too is prepping people for election night.

What we and the other media need to start doing is preparing the american people that there is nothing illegitimate about this election taking additional days or even weeks to make sure all the votes are counted,” Zuckerberg said this during an appearance on “Axios on HBO.”

Watch and listen to his remarks here. (Only 1 minute long) Yes, big tech will be promoting that the election will not be determined on November 3rd but can go on for weeks or months afterwards. 

Do you remember when we found out that The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise on October 18, 2019, in New York? 

Read about it here for background.  The long and short of it was this was a planned meeting between the above to prepare for a coming pandemic. They met in October 2019, four months prior to the current pandemic…called CV19. 

Transition Integrity Project also had a planned exercise to prepare for what could happen on election night. Read about it here. 

Here are the exercises they role played just last month in August. 

  1. An Unclear Winner.
  2. Clear Biden Win with Biden winning outright in the Electoral College and the popular vote.
  3. Clear Trump Win in electoral college however, with 47% of the popular vote for former Vice President Biden.
  4. Narrow Biden Win where he leads with less than 1% of the popular vote the day after the election, and is predicted to win 278 electoral votes.

In all their role play exercises notice NOT one scenario where Trump wins and Biden concedes.

Michigan Recent Rules 

Friday in Michigan a judge ruled that we could have two weeks to count and certify the votes. Former Michigan law requires them to be received by the time polls close on Election Day.

Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens said there’s a crucial need for flexibility in November, especially after more than 6,400 ballots were disqualified in the state’s August primary election.  

In a totally separate case in Michigan a federal judge on Thursday blocked Michigan’s longstanding ban on transporting voters to the polls.  Since 1895 it has been a misdemeanor in Michigan to hire drivers to take voters to polling places unless they’re unable to walk. 

Now I need you to go and watch one of my favorite researchers on the coup in the making.  She is known as Amazing Polly on YouTube. 

As one of my friends told me early on, there was a covert operation to get rid of Trump when they came up with the Fake Russia, Russia narrative,  the Fake Steele Dossier and the Fake Impeachment, but it is now a covert operation. Remember the day after the Inauguration the Washington Post wrote and article on Impeaching Trump. 

The main difference between overt and covert is that overt means openly, whereas covert means hidden or not shown openly. 

Did you ever imagine you would be living in such a time as this? 

The Color Revolution 

What is a color revolution is and why is it important to understand. 

A Color Revolution is the term used to describe a series of remarkably effective CIA-led regime change operations using techniques developed by the RAND Corporation, “National Endowment for Democracy” NGOs (Non Government Organizations) and other groups since the 1980’s.

The is the current play book they are using to enact the coup and destroy our culture. Get familiar with the term and what it means. It has been used for many years by the CIA to overturn duly elected people all over the world. 

A color revolution was used to bring down the Polish communist regime in the late 1980s. Over the years the techniques were refined and used, along with heavy bribes, to topple the Gorbachev regime in the Soviet Union.

The model was refined and deployed in 2004 as the Ukraine Orange Revolution with logo and color theme scarves, and in 2003 in Georgia as the Rose Revolution. Later Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used the template to launch the Arab Spring. In all cases the CIA was involved with other NGOs including the Soros Foundations. 

If interested you can Duck Duck Go and read more about color revolutions and why we have been in the midst of one since all the riots of Antifa and Black Lives Matter began.

Read more.

John Craig Roberts, bio linked and author said: 

“Under the pretext that President Trump will not step down if he loses reelection, Democrats and the military/security complex created the Transition Integrity Project.  The plan they have worked out is to take the presidency regardless of the vote.  Trump’s win is to be blamed on vote fraud, and Biden/Kamala are forbidden to concede their defeat.  Instead, the presstitutes will conduct a propaganda campaign against Trump alleging election fraud in order to cast Trump’s reelection in doubt.

The propaganda campaign against Trump will be conducted by assertions and fake news just as was the Russiagate, Impeachgate, and other orchestrated false charges against Trump.  The Democrats know that just like their other false allegations against Trump, the media will back them to the hilt and many dumbshit Americans will believe the lies. The presstitutes have done nothing for four years but try to discredit President Trump in the eyes of both Americans and the world.”

In case you didn’t know (because I didn’t) a Presstitute is a term that references journalists and ‘pundits’ in mainstream media who give biased and predetermined views misleadingly tailored to fit a particular partisan, financial or business agenda, thus neglecting the fundamental duty to report news impartially.

Here is a good segment on Tucker Carlson with Darren Beattie describing the coup and using the model of the Color Revolution being set up to over- throw our government. 

The God of All Hope

Now that I have totally freaked you out, depressed and worried you, let me finish by saying this to all my friends reading. God is Sovereign! Let me say it again….

GOD is Sovereign 

I have been saying for months the exact same thing that Franklin Graham recently said; 

“The only hope for this country is God, Donald Trump can’t turn it around. Joe Biden isn’t going to turn it around. Only God can do this. And we need God’s help.”

Alex McFarland, a Christian Apologist and author of the book The Assault on America: How To Defend It Before It is too Late states:

“I’m absolutely concerned that we’re watching a coup attempt in process,” McFarland stated.  “I honestly believe that we are in a state of war.   And there are people who want the U.S. Constitution to fall, all our civil liberties given by God to be gone.  And so I will say this: that I believe we are in the most tenuous position our country has ever faced since the American Revolution.” 

The war we are in now is not with guns (although I just bought my first shotgun) it is a digital information war. 

This phrase digital soldiers was coined by General Michael Flynn while speaking at the Young America’s Foundation where he called all of us Digital Soldiers

Recently General Flynn wrote an OP-Ed in the Western Journal, where he said:

“We are witnessing a vicious assault by enemies of all that is good, and our president is having to act in ways unprecedented in decades, maybe centuries.

The biblical nature of good versus evil cannot be discounted as we examine what is happening on the streets of America. When the destiny of the United States is at stake, and it is, the very future of the entire world is threatened.

As Christians, shouldn’t we act? 

In Conclusion

The church, the true Body of Christ must wake up. We have been called to be salt and light. Do you think we are fulfilling that calling ? 

I believe there is a remnant that is being salt and light but many believers are in the dark and many/most? have lost their flavor. They are not doing their part to preserve our culture.  They have no idea what is going on in our nation.

They don’t understand spiritual warfare, pastors don’t teach on it so how could they? 

We need a move of God in this Nation to turn peoples hearts back to God. To revive and restore our hearts and the principals of liberty and justice for ALL. I am sick of this two-tiered justice system where the elite at the top FBI, DOJ and those with power and money are getting off scott free. 

The gates of hell are knocking on the door of our Great American Experiment. If you have no idea what I am talking about, ask God to open your eyes. 

Christians seem to be unaware of the fact that any attack against our Liberty is an attack against God who gave us Liberty. 

Pray for people on the front lines, Riots to Revivals. People are being saved, anons are coming to Christ and we are in the midst of a Biblical Great Awakening.

I have outlined the enemies plan so now you know how to pray. God is God and He is changing hearts and minds everyday. Our nation will rise up once again to the Glory of God.

The best is yet to come! #WWG1WGA

Further Reading 

Ronald Reagan Video, We must fight 

Important Video for 2020 Election This pretty much explains the ENTIRE point of my blog post. 

Letter to America from NoorBinLaden, sound familiar. Read and Be Blessed.

Blogs I read everyday that are not OWNED by the 6 parent companies that control ALL of the media, print and cable. And you thought there was at least one that was “fair and balanced?”

Gateway Pundit

The Federalist

The Conservative Treehouse

For a conglomeration of aggregated conservative news use WhatAFinger

Selling Body Parts

April 9, 2020 — Leave a comment

Selling Body Parts

In 2017 Reuters did a series on the selling of body parts. It is way to much to write about so I am providing all the links and where to start.

For more than a year, Reuters has examined America’s body trade, a little-known and virtually unregulated industry. These businesses, which call themselves non-transplant tissue banks, are also known as body brokers.

The operations can resemble meat-packing plants. At BRC, body parts from heads to fingernails were harvested and sold. On Saturday mornings, Kazemi taught college students how to dismember cadavers in the company lab. He also starred in a grisly training video, demonstrating how to carve out a man’s spine using a motorized saw.

The documents obtained by Reuters – along with dozens of interviews with investigators, former BRC workers and families of donors – offer an unparalleled look at how one of America’s major body brokers operated.

The records, never before made public, also reveal how little the government or the donors themselves understood what was happening at the company, and show in graphic detail how a cadaver becomes a commodity.    Part 1        Part 2    Part 3  Part 4    Part 5  Part 6   Part 7

This is not the same as organ transplants. That is supposedly regulated. Only 10 states regulate the sale of body parts.

David Daleiden

I am sure if you are reading my blog you have heard of David Daleiden.

David Daleiden is a citizen journalist with nearly a decade of experience in conducting investigative research on the abortion industry.

In 2013, David started The Center for Medical Progress to pursue sophisticated, deep, and impactful investigative journalism projects pertaining to contemporary bioethical issues.

As Project Lead at CMP, David developed and executed the organization’s first long-term project, the 30-month-long “Human Capital” investigation documenting Planned Parenthood’s illegal sale of body parts from aborted fetuses.

Prior to CMP, David worked as Director of Research for a national new media education and advocacy organization.

If you are for some reason NOT familiar with David Daleiden or The Center for Medical Progress, all the videos are listed on this YouTube site.

I hope everyone is staying safe during this plague. If you remember please say a prayer for me as I have not been able to get a small business loan. Having been in real estate for 24 years I have learned to budget for our snowy months in Michigan.

However, by February/March we are always busy. Now I am sitting with sellers wanting to list and our Medical Residents wanting to buy.

I’ve only had a panic attack twice, but yesterday it was bad. One of my children said, “Mom, you are always saying to trust God so do it”. Yes I do but a few prayers would help me right now.

God bless, He is Risen.

8 years

Jamie Caulk grave

Today makes 8 years since my son, Jamie went to heaven. No matter how you are moving along in life, as the calendar creeps toward October, a sadness overwhelms my heart.

If you haven’t listened to my son’s song, it is on the right hand column on this blog. Jamie wrote and recorded all his songs and this one is so prophetic.

8 in the bible means new beginnings. Jesus created the world in 7 days and rested on the 7th. On the 8th day it was a new beginning. I’ve been thinking about the number 8 a lot this week, pondering if it has meaning for my family since Jamies journey to heaven

Bobby Reyes

Bobby Reyes is the 14 year old boy who was disconnected from life-support on Tuesday, October 15th. at Mott’s Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.

October 15th is the day we received our first brain dead diagnosis at Vanderbilt. Of course it was overturned and more tests were done. Tests like the Apnea which we did not know were harmful for my son and yet the “gold standard” for pronouncing “brain death.”

The blood flow that they “said” would show NO blood flow but with thousands praying for a positive blood flow test, there was blood flow. It was so obvious and the technician administrating the test looked at me and smiled and said there was blood flow. But, Vanderbilt back-tracked and said “well, we expected some blood flow…it’s just not in the right place.”

OK, so why didn’t you say that?

Yesterday, I drove to Flat Rock to pay my respects to Bobby Reyes and his family. The first person I walked in to was Sarah, Bobby’s mom.

After expressing my condolences, I told her that 8 years ago tomorrow was when my son, Jamie went to heaven.

She said, “well you know exactly what I am going through”.

Yes, grieving mom’s KNOW.

Child loss is like no other grief. Here we are at 8 years and I’m still holding on.

Bobby and Jamie have seen it ALL. Jesus and heaven in all it’s glory. A hope that we all long for while living on earth.

Randy Alcorn, who’s book Heaven changed my life says it this way.

I think of our lives in terms of a dot and a line, signifying two phases. Our present life on earth is the dot. It begins. It ends. It’s brief. However, from the dot, a line extends that goes on forever. That line is eternity, which Christians will spend in heaven. Right now we’re living in the dot. But what are we living for? The shortsighted person lives for the dot. The person with perspective lives for the line.

I have no idea what God has in store for me or Sarah, but I know God’s plan will not be thwarted.

I think of Tammi Carr who lost her son, Chad Carr and started a ChadTough Foundation and is now raising money for pediatric research into DIPG, (Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma).

To date, The ChadTough Foundation has raised more than $9 million to support pediatric brain cancer research, with an emphasis on DIPG. 

The amazing work of a grieving mother, working to help save other children and parents from the loss she and her family endure without Chad.

Sarah, told me yesterday she wants to work on a Bobby’s Law to prevent hospitals from unplugging their children or loved ones from a ventilator until enough time is allowed to see if they will recover. She mentioned 30 days, which is interesting because I have told my own kids IF I am ever on a ventilator to allow 30 days to see if I will recover and then let me go.

This sounds reasonable to me. See not forever but time.

I told Sarah, I wanted to include in Bobby’s Law that parents be told what the Apnea test is and does. Why should hospitals be allowed to say, “we’re going to do one more test” without explaining exactly WHAT the test is?

You believe sitting there with a loved one hooked up to multiple machines every test is for benefit of your loved one, to help them get better. NOT TRUE.

I know some parents just go along with whatever the doctors say, never question and that is their choice. But…there are some parents who do question and want to delay pulling the plug to give more time for the brain to heal. That number is growing and this MUST be addressed and changed.

Of course THIS will be a huge undertaking but we do serve a big God who is well able to do above all we could ask or think.


Jamie, my sweet boy who was smart, talented, athletic with a tender heart towards animals and everyone. NOT one day goes by that I don’t think about you and miss you terribly.

But, I know I will see you soon.

Life on earth is a continuity, it begins in heaven when it ends on earth.

We will experience continuity between our current lives and our resurrected lives, with the same memories and relational histories.

I have included the video of Jamie’s Memorial, Celebration of Life Service.