Girl has stroke after chickenpox. Can vaccines produce same effect?

Brave Blossom: One of Britain’s youngest stroke victims, aged TWO, defies the odds by taking her first steps

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:05 PM on 23rd November 2009

( editor’s note: If anti-bodies cause a stroke to the brain from chickenpox, and vaccines produce anti-bodies, then how is it established by Vaccine “Experts” that it is next-to-impossible’ for vaccines to cause strokes?)

A little girl who became one of Britain’s youngest-ever stroke victims at the age of two has defied the odds by taking her first steps.

Blossom Burton was told she might never walk after she was left paralysed down one side of her body.

The stroke, which was triggered by a bout of chicken pox, also weakened her arteries so much that doctors said she had the brain ‘of an 80-year-old’.

Blossom, who turns three tomorrow, spent a month in intensive care at Birmingham’s Children Hospital.

Brave girl: Helen Burton with her daughter Blossom Burton, who suffered a stroke at the age of two

Her parents Helen, 35, and Richard, 37, kept a bedside vigil but were shattered when doctors told them Blossom would have to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.

Mr Burton, a secondary school teacher, said: ‘Doctors said the right side of her brain looked like an 80-year-old stroke victim, it was completely wiped out.


He said: ‘Blossom’s recovery is certainly remarkable.

‘The damage to her brain was like that of an 80-year-old stroke patient and she wasn’t showing signs of walking again.

‘Because of her age, her brain is much more able to repair itself compared to an adult so the chance of a recurrence is minimal.

‘It is rare for children of Blossom’s age to suffer strokes like this.

‘No one really knows why the anti-bodies attack the blood vessels after chicken pox but lots more study is being done.

‘Blossom should, in time, make a full recovery.’

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Jeffry John Aufderheide is the father of a child injured as a result of vaccination. As editor of the website he promotes well-educated pediatricians, informed consent, and full disclosure and accountability of adverse reactions to vaccines.

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