On December 5, 2003, Christopher Bunch was born into this world. He weighed eight pounds and one ounce and was absolutely perfect. Christopher quickly captured the heart of his parents, older brother, and family. Everyone who met Christopher was instantly drawn in with his beautiful bright blue eyes, his outgoing personality, and his ability to light up the room. Christopher excelled in athletics, playing baseball and football, and was an exceptional student with a 3.9 GPA. He was an incredible son, the best brother you could ever ask for, and a supportive friend and boyfriend. Everyone loved Christopher. He was creative, kind, compassionate, and hilarious. He had a knack for making YouTube videos and described himself as "a kid from a small town trying to make it big."
Sadly, Christopher passed on August 14, 2018, from a severe form of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), a rare inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system which his doctors confirmed was caused by the HPV vaccination he had received earlier that summer.
After the original Gardasil vaccine was licensed for 11-12 year old girls and young women, thousands of adverse reaction reports were filed for: sudden collapse with unconsciousness within 24 hours, seizures, muscle pain and weakness, disabling fatigue, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), facial paralysis brain inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, blood clots, premature ovarian failure, optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis, strokes, heart and other serious health problems, including death. Similar reports have been filed for the Gardasil 9 vaccine, even though the recommended number of doses was reduced from three to two.
Using the MedAlerts search engine, as of April 30, 2018, the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) contains more than 58,992 reports of HPV vaccine reactions, hospitalizations, injuries and deaths and, includes 430 related deaths, 794 hospitalizations, and 2,773 disabling conditions. Over 45 percent of the reported serious adverse events occurred in children and teens 12-17 years of age.