Infant Paralyzed and Brain-Damaged After 6-Month Vaccinations, Doctors Threatened Parents to Further Vaccinate Their Daughter

Many parents are desperate to find help in healing their vaccine-injured child. July Garza is a mother who felt vaccines were important and never could imagine the pain her child would suffer as a result of bringing her into the doctor’s office to get vaccinated.

At the tender young age of six months old, her daughter Cerenity was given eight vaccine doses that nearly ended her life. Cerenity went from being a completely healthy baby before receiving those vaccines to a little girl who now suffers from paralysis and brain damage.

Cerenity’s neurologist told her parents they didn’t have a good enough reason to stop vaccinating her, despite the fact that the vaccines she received are known to cause these serious reactions. Multiple doctors have insisted the vaccines had nothing to do with her injuries.

At a subsequent well child visit, the doctor then lied to the parents and injected Cerenity with numerous vaccines her parents didn’t knowingly consent for, against their wishes, leaving their child in worse condition.

Cerenity now suffers more than she already had and her doctor still insists she keep receiving more vaccines, threatening the parents that if they don’t continue getting her vaccinated, they will be dismissed from the practice.

This story is a reminder to parents that many of these doctors you are entrusting your child’s life with simply do not care about your child’s well-being if they are so eager to inject them with very toxic ingredients known to cause serious, life-threatening injuries, putting your child’s life at risk.

Cerenity’s parents will never allow their children to be subjected to any more vaccines again, as a result of what happened to their daughter. This family seeks help from us, in hopes to learn what they can do to reverse the damage these vaccines have caused in their child.

A Child’s Nightmare Begins At A Well-Baby Checkup

Cerenity’s mother, July Garza, shares their story.

July writes,

“On 11-5-2012, my daughter Cerenity was 6 months old. Cerenity was a perfectly healthy baby with no health or development issues at all. She was crawling and sitting on her own by this time. She was due for her 6 month shots and on this day, we took her to one of the Harris County Free Clinics, the Antoine Health Center in Houston, Texas, where she was given the six month vaccines. 

She received the DTaP-Hib-IPV (5-in-1 combo vaccine), the hepatitis B vaccine, the pneumococcal Prevnar 13 vaccine and the oral Rotavirus vaccine, for a total of 8 vaccine doses. After Cerenity got her shots she started to be more fussy and sleeping more.

A month later, I went to work and she stayed with her father. Later in the day I got a message and missed calls from my sister, who also lived with us. She told me Cerenity was unresponsive in her arms, her head went back and forth for a moment and that she was not responding to anything. Her dad got her to react to him but she was stuck, like if she had a stroke or something. 

Her dad picked me up from work; we went to the emergency room across the street from my job at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. There, she had a fever, they did a CT scan and MRI, the doctor came in and told me and my husband out of 10 years of him being a doctor, he didn’t know what was wrong with my baby.

I was told they had no answers for us and that we needed to take her to the pediatrician in the morning and make an appointment for a checkup. I was so scared to even put her down. We were sent home with her paralyzed, which we weren’t aware of just yet. 

The next morning we changed her diaper and noticed she could not sit down on her own any more, she couldn’t move, she was paralyzed. I had already called the pediatrician to make an appointment, but at this time, instead of taking her there, I called the ambulance and she was rushed to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital downtown, where she was placed in the ICU.

The hospital called CPS. At first, they blamed shaken baby syndrome, which was shocking, because she wasn’t ever shaken. Then they came back and apologized, saying the bleeding was from birth, that it was old blood and told us she may never walk or crawl. 

On 12-6-2012, my perfectly healthy baby was now laying in the ICU on a breathing machine. I couldn’t deal. It was awful. They had her in the ICU for 8 days and treated her with steroids. She was released on 12-14-2012. This is a picture of my daughter in the ICU. She had bleeding in her brain, ended up paralyzed and was diagnosed with transverse myelitis spinal cord disease. She was then sent home with little to no help that she would ever walk or crawl.”

Cerenity at the hospital

Cerenity at the hospital


This is a message July posted when she was in the hospital with Cerenity while she was in the ICU.

Cerenity Survived But Suffers Many Health Problems

“About a year passes. Cerenity continued to live with complications with her walking, not being able to feel her feet, she was falling often, had a lot of headaches and constant back pain.

She got ill and started to have episodes where she would stay stuck for 30 to 45 minutes. We couldn’t bend her and she couldn’t communicate with us.

This is how her hand gets stuck at times.”

Cerenity's Hand

“We Had To Take Her To Numerous Hospitals Desperately Seeking Help”

“We moved to Zapata, Texas. The doctors there didn’t know about Cerenity’s condition. Her pediatrician in Zapata told us to take her to Laredo, Texas. So we packed up and moved and ended up homeless. All of our stuff was packed in a broken down Chevy truck with expired stickers. We prayed so much, we just wanted to get our daughter help.

Once at Laredo Hospital, we were told they couldn’t help her, so they transported her to San Antonio, Texas, where in 2015, we discovered she has Chiari malformation. 

The doctors in San Antonio sent her home. We drove back to Houston, Texas, and had her admitted into Texas Children’s Hospital for another opinion and we were told she definitely has Chiari malformation and her neurologist also told us she has hypertonic dystonia.

We had to come back to Houston not knowing where we would live, but we needed her to see a good doctor because she would have episodes where she would get stuck for 30-45 minutes and it was hard to see her go through that and not be able to help her. 

She was seen in many hospitals including one in Laredo, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, and Houston, Texas. The last doctors she had seen last year were at Texas Children’s Hospital in 2015 and her current pediatrician is at Texas Children’s on Wirt Road in Houston.

We have stayed here since, to make sure our daughter gets the proper care but the Texas Children’s Pediatric Hospital and Cerenity’s doctor aren’t really much help when it comes to her not getting more shots.”


Bullied Into Vaccinating Cerenity Further

“I hadn’t allowed Cerenity to get more shots since the 6 month shots, but recently, her pediatrician said that if I don’t give her more vaccines again, that I would be dismissed from their office.

My daughter never recovered from the vaccines given at 6 months but the doctor insisted we continue to vaccinate her, which my husband and I did not want to do. After Cerenity was given those 6 month vaccines, every time we went to the doctors, they would push for more vaccines.

My husband would ask them who’s going to be responsible if she gets sick or her condition worsens from further vaccinations they kept insisting our daughter receive. The doctor would get quiet and not tell us who was going to be responsible if something happened to her; she wouldn’t answer the question.

The doctor put her lips together and shrugged her shoulders and said ‘Sorry, it’s our policy.’ My husband would tell her that he is really worried about losing our daughter. They stressed the fact that they wouldn’t give her more than 2-3 vaccines at a time, if it helped us ease our worry.

On 10-22-15, the doctor gave Cerenity two vaccine injections, during that appointment. The doctor made me feel like I had to consent. We were bullied into vaccinating her further. They knew we didn’t want her to receive any more vaccines and the doctor told us she wouldn’t give more than 2-3. They knew we didn’t want her to get any, period, but she said we would be dismissed if we didn’t agree. These vaccines made her worse and we knew they would, which is why we didn’t want her getting anymore.”

“We Found Out The Doctor Lied To Us”

“A few months later, the hospital denied me Cerenity’s medical records when I asked for them. They told me they won’t give me her records until I pay for them or have a doctor ask for them. I thought this was odd since this was a free clinic and I didn’t understand why they would try to charge us for her records. I went back to the clinic and finally, I did get a copy. 

Against our knowledge at that last visit, we found out the doctor lied to us. She did not tell me that they would be giving Cerenity the 5-in-1 combo DTaP-Hep B-IPV vaccine, along with the Hib vaccine. They told me during that last checkup that Cerenity wasn’t getting more than 2-3 vaccines because we were worried, but what’s on paper is what they gave her and proves she was given 6 vaccine doses. It wasn’t until February 2016 when I found out what they gave her, once I was able to get a copy of our daughter’s medical records.

I had no idea they gave her 6 vaccine doses until recently. I was angry and shocked! The people you think we could trust or supposed to be able to trust, regarding these doctors, it’s terrible what they’re doing, they are taking people’s lives. I know my daughter is a walking testimony.

This is a copy of my daughter’s vaccine record I received.”


“I Filed A Vaccine Exemption Because Of What Happened”

“I felt bullied and didn’t know my rights. I wanted to find out as much information as possible to be able to exempt Cerenity from getting further vaccines because I know they will only harm her more. My husband and I felt so hopeless. We aren’t educated in this subject and didn’t know who or what questions to ask, since the doctors just push the shots and wouldn’t admit the vaccines cause harm.

I didn’t know I could file a vaccine exemption, which I have since done, even though my daughter’s doctor told me I wouldn’t qualify for an exemption. I did sign the exemption papers already and have received them in the mail. That is a huge weight off of my shoulders.

Cerenity is now a beautiful 3 year-old. Thankfully, she can walk, but has many complications. My baby has gone through a lot, from a perfectly born baby to now dealing with all of this pain. She didn’t ask for this.

Since she received those other vaccines, Cerenity has been more irritable. She deals with horrible headaches. She can’t play like normal kids without feeling frustrated; if she plays like a normal child her age, she starts to cry and hold the back of her head and back and says it hurts. Her vision has gone bad; she has to wear glasses now and her eye doctor said her vision is horrible. 

She stutters, she walks on her tiptoes and falls all the time, she wakes up every morning with back pain and cries every morning, she can’t hold her bowel movements some days, we’ve had to put her back in diapers. She has problems understanding when we tell her not to behave a certain way; she has communication problems. It is so hard to see her not be able to be with her sisters when they play. We have to take her out of events to rest, so she won’t get any episodes. 

The eye problem we just found out about last year. We are not sure how long she’s been having eye problems. We noticed she couldn’t find stuff that was right next to her, or in front of her. She would sit right in front of the television and squint her eyes, so I made her an appointment at my friend’s job and got her eyes checked and sure enough, the eye doctor said her vision is really bad.

Now we want answers for her. She deserves them, we deserve them. She’s 3 years old and she shouldn’t have to deal with all of these problems.”

“Cerenity’s Neurologist Said I Didn’t Have A Good Reason To Stop Vaccinating Her”

“Cerenity’s doctor says it’s all normal for her age, to be having all of these issues and told me if I didn’t start to give her shots again, they would have to dismiss her from the practice. Her neurologist doctor said I didn’t have a good reason to stop vaccinating her so I haven’t wanted to take her back there, either.

And the doctors want Cerenity on seizure medication; although she doesn’t get seizures, she has episodes where she gets stuck and can’t be moved though. We need the right help for her.

I’ve been stalling from taking her back to the doctors because they want to keep giving her the shots. The pediatrician’s office calls me over and over if I miss an appointment when they want to vaccinate her. I haven’t taken any of my kids back to those doctors. I’ve been stalling until I can find more information. I don’t want any of my kids to get any more vaccines. To me, doctors are who we are supposed to be able to trust, but doing so almost took my baby’s life.

I want my baby’s story heard so that others won’t make the same mistake I did. I wish I could go back in time and had never allowed her to get those shots. I feel as I took her chance of a normal life. We blame ourselves at times. It’s sad. I only wish I knew all of this before. Thank you so much for reading what happened to our family. I’ve been praying for some answers and for someone to listen to our daughter’s story.”

Vaccine Reactions Are Unpredictable

Despite all of these health problems that occurred after Cerenity received those eight vaccine doses when she was six months old, none of her doctors would admit the vaccines harmed her, even though the vaccine package insert to the hepatitis B vaccine alone lists many associated reactions Cerenity suffers from, including brain damage, vision problems, transverse myelitis, paralysis, etc. all of which started within one month of receiving those vaccines.

These reactions shown in the image could happen from receiving just one hepatitis B vaccine dose, so imagine how many reactions are associated with receiving eight different vaccine doses Cerenity received, as a developing baby. Vaccine risk information is easily found on any package insert.

Hep B risks

Doctors Ignored Cerenity’s Health Problems Were Most Likely Caused By Vaccines

Many doctors don’t even know what ingredients are used in vaccines. Parents these days have to educate doctors on vaccine contraindications because most doctors simply have never even learned about them or ignore them. [1]

Cerenity was diagnosed with having transverse myelitis. “Transverse myelitis is a rare clinical syndrome in which an immune-mediated process causes neural injury to the spinal cord. The pathogenesis of transverse myelitis is mostly of an autoimmune nature, triggered by various environmental factors, including vaccination.” [2]

Cerenity was diagnosed by her neurologist with hypertonic dystonia. Hypotonia is listed as an adverse reaction to receiving the pneumococcal Prevnar 13 and DTaP vaccines that were injected into Cerenity. Vaccines can lead to these brain and spinal cord injuries, a sign the child’s central nervous system has been damaged. Weaker muscle strength and muscle stiffness increases when suffering from hypotonia, leading to reduced ability to stretch one’s muscles, which can be very painful.

Regarding hypotonia, “Causes may include … poisons or toxins.” [3] Vaccines are good sources of poisons and toxins, but the doctors keep refusing to consider these facts.

Numerous parents have informed the public their child suffered a Chiari malformation after vaccination. Growing evidence suggests Chiari malformations could be caused by an acquired brain injury, meaning the child is not born with it.

Brain injuries can be vaccine-related. Cerenity was diagnosed with having Chiari malformation (CM) Type I, a term used to represent nervous system damage in the part of the brain that controls balance. When injured, this can cause many symptoms, including toe-walking, commonly observed in vaccine-injured children. [4]

“Type I is the only type of CM that can be acquired.” [5] This means Cerenity very well acquired this injury and was not born with it. The vaccines she was given were never looked at as the cause of her injuries, yet they are the most plausible cause of her condition, which occurred 30 days or less post-vaccination.

Girls are known to suffer Chiari malformations at a higher rate than boys. Doctors sometimes suggest surgery as the only way to correct this, but surgery often doesn’t help and in some cases, another brain surgery is advised. [6] Parents need to understand vaccines can and do harm the nervous system, affecting a person in an unpredictable way, damaging their brain.

Some parents have informed us using cannabis oil on their child helped ease symptoms of Chiari malformation, which was preferred over a dangerous and sometimes ineffective surgery. [7]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and vaccine manufacturers admit life-threatening allergic reactions and death can be the outcome of receiving any vaccine, but when these injuries happen, they mostly are ignored and are not reported. [8] It could be a death sentence for Cerenity to receive any more vaccines, but her doctors don’t seem to acknowledge this obvious information available to them on the vaccine package inserts. [9]

When you don’t have vaccine administrators tracking vaccine reactions, you cannot truly assess the safety of these vaccines. This is precisely why it is not accurate to make the claim that vaccines are proven safe. No, they are not, and they never have been. In viewing all of the associated adverse reactions and contraindications listed on the vaccine package inserts of the vaccines Cerenity was given, her reactions are a contraindication to receiving more of these doses and her doctors should clearly recognize this.

Helpful Information If You Plan On Getting Your Child Vaccinated Or Opting Out

Before you allow your baby to get vaccinated, find out ahead of time which vaccines the doctor plans to give your child and the manufacturer of those vaccines. Then, read each package insert, paying attention to the vaccine ingredients and associated reactions you will need to look out for.

Research the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) to learn how other children are reacting to these vaccines the doctor wants to give. [10]

Research the types of vaccine exemptions available in your state or region. The state of Texas where Cerenity lives offers all three types of vaccine exemptions: medical, religious and philosophical. [11]

There are vaccine rights attorneys who can further help you understand your rights to opt you or your child out of vaccinations. One such vaccine rights attorney is Alan Phillips, J.D. He can further help you understand legal ways to opt you or your child out of vaccinations. [12]

Get a copy of your child’s medical records before leaving the pediatric visit when vaccines were given, because if a vaccine reaction occurs, these medical records can and do go missing to cover up vaccine injuries.

Don’t ever think you or your child won’t suffer a negative reaction. Most parents who lost their baby to vaccines or have a living vaccine-injured child never thought it could happen to them. This goes for adults, too. So, research this information ahead of time. It’s in your best interest and your child’s best interest to do so.

If you or your child suffers a vaccine-related reaction, you may have grounds to file a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). [13] Parents need to become familiar with the guidelines to file a vaccine injury claim and learn about the time limits to file. The NVICP page has information to help you locate a vaccine injury attorney to represent you or your child, should you need one. The NVICP covers the cost to have them represent you.


There are many legitimate reasons why parents don’t want their child subjected to what is in any vaccine. We are outraged at the disregard for Cerenity’s life and what her family is going through. In a situation such as what happened to Cerenity, it is absurd doctors would blatantly ignore Cerenity’s vaccine reactions and tell her parents to continue vaccinating her.

We hope Cerenity will get the necessary treatment to heal from these vaccine-related injuries. If you have experienced a similar situation and have helpful advice to offer, please reach out to VacTruth, to get in touch with Cerenity’s mother, July, or leave a comment following this article. Thank you for your support! We want to see Cerenity get the help she deserves!


Three year-old Cerenity with the Easter Bunny in March 2016.


About the author

Augustina Ursino

Augustina Ursino has spent many years researching vaccine ingredients and vaccine reactions. Once she became aware of so many children and adults dying after vaccinations and that most people that survived them are living with vaccine injuries, this impelled her to write these stories. She earned a BS in Marine Biology, focusing on conservation biology and realized it didn’t make sense to inject life forms with the ingredients used in vaccines, under the guise of keeping us healthy. Augustina now writes for VacTruth and continues to help families negatively affected from vaccines.