In 2005, Brad Gursky was going through the final stages of kidney failure. After years of intravenous dialysis treatments, it appeared that the end was nigh for the then 51 year-old. Then it got weird. In mid June, he finally received the call he was waiting for. Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York had a perfect match for him to receive a transplant, until 24 hours later when they discovered that there had been a mistake by the donor network. Their apology letter referred to it as an "unfortunate situation". It seemed that all hope was lost, so as a last ditch effortGursky placed a newspaper ad looking for a kidney donor. Did I mention it was an Israeli newspaper?
Desiree Jennings, who had been married just 2 years and was training to be an NFL cheerleader and run in a half marathon now struggles to walk, eat, and even speak after a reaction to the seasonal flu vaccine. Desiree received her flu shot in August, and 10 days afterward developed a neurological disorder called Dystonia. This was in reaction to the neurotoxin, mercury, that is very prevalent in the vaccine. Her muscles jerk and contract when she tries to walk forward, and even prevents her from speaking normally. However, she can walk backwards or run just fine, and even speaks normally when running. Truly a shame, and all because of the dangerous ingredients and the fewer regulations that manufacturers must go through.