I am Emily Tarsell, Chris’s mother. Since Chris died in June of 2008, I have grieved with other families whose daughters were injured or died following Gardasil. Photos of some of these young ladies appear in a slideshow at the bottom of this page.
Since Chris's death, we have learned that we were not adequately informed of the truth about Gardasil and cervical cancer. This 5-minute video is informative:
"Gardasil Vaccine Victims and Deaths - Did You Know?"
( produced by www.DutyToInform.org )
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This short powerpoint identifies the risks and benefits of Gardasil.
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We want you to be adequately informed and provide these topics for your review:
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(A short documentary by Joe Ferdman)
"Not a Coincidence"]
The CDC and FDA routinely dismiss serious injuries and deaths as "coincidences" without investigation. The young persons in this short video attest that their injuries and deaths are not a coincidence and they plead for Congressional hearings about Gardasil.
Interview with hpv expert, Dr. Sin Hang Lee and the lack of need for the hpv vaccine:
Australian obstetrician, Dr. Deirdre Little reviews her study from the British Medical Journal in 2012 and her investigation which shows lack of evidence of safety of Gardasil :
Documentary from Denmark regarding injuries after Gardasil and safety/efficacy concerns:
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) was asked to investigate the HPV vaccines due to the high number of consumers who reported serious adverse events. The EMA's cursory investigation was highly criticized in an open letter by the Nordic Cochrane group. The researchers and doctors who signed the letter complained that the EMA's investigation was "definitely not designed to uncover any real problems that may exist with HPV vaccines. The arbitrary and most likely pre-ordained conclusion must not go unchallenged".
Open letter to the EMA from the Nordic Cochrane group with scathing
criticism of the EMA’s superficial investigation of the hpv vaccine.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine policy and evidence-based medicine: Are they at odds?
Yes, as documented in a paper by Canadian researchers, Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic and Dr. Christopher Shaw, published in the Annals of Medicine, Dec. 2011. They conclude:
- To date, the efficacy of HPV vaccines in preventing cervical cancer has not been demonstrated....
- Current worldwide HPV immunization practices with either of the two HPV vaccines appear to be neither justified by long-term health benefits nor economically viable...
- Serious adverse reactions including deaths, convulsions, paralysis, GBS, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, anaphylaxis and cervical cancer remain to be fully evaluated.
- The long-term health of many women may be at risk against still unknown vaccine benefits.
The full report is published online at:
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"Death after Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination : Causal or Coincidental?"
Researchers Tomljenovic and Shaw found evidence of cerebral blood vessel wall
immunoreactivity with HPV-16L1 which appears to have triggered fatal
vasculopathy in two cases of sudden unexplained death following Gardasil
vaccination. They conclude that HPV vaccines containing HPV-16L1 antigens pose an inherent risk for triggering potentially fatal autoimmune vasculopathies. The full report is published at
Australian tv documentary regarding deaths and injuries following Gardsil injections:
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January 14, 2016 Dr. Sin Hang Lee sent an open letter of complaint to the Director
General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, charging members of
GACVS, the CDC, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and others
with manipulation of data and suppression of science in order to maintain the
illusion of HPV vaccine safety in the face of valid contradictory evidence:
www.SaneVax.org announced on 9/6/11 that an independent laboratory under the direction of HPV expert, Dr. Sin Hang Lee, analyzed thirteen different lots of Gardasil collected worldwide. All vials were found to be contaminated with HPV DNA. This is significant because residual DNA in a vaccine can trigger autoimmune disease, anaphylactic shock or tumors. Merck and the FDA heretofore had denied that there was any HPV DNA in Gardasil. Dr. Lee's research paper regarding these findings and the implications is published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry:
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As information was exchanged between families, it became apparent that there were patterns to these post-injection reactions. I volunteered to work with the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) to support and network with families and to develop a questionnaire to document
symptoms and any pattterns in the reported events.
As families voluntarily self-selected to complete the questionnaire, I felt compelled to report the findings. After several months of work and with voluntary assistance from Dr. James Garrett and Kenneth Corson, we generated this paper (PDF):
Report Concerning a Survey of Adverse Events Following Inoculations with Gardasil
While the respondents represent a small sample and the responses have all of the limitations of self-reports, the findings are nevertheless compelling. The data clearly demonstrate consistency in the types and frequency of symptoms experienced following injections of Gardasil that did not exist prior to injection. The symptoms increase in occurrence, number and severity with additional exposure to Gardasil. The graphs and charts reflect a dose-response and temporal relationship. For the 6 deaths reported, there is statistically detectable evidence that the hypothesis that Gardasil is not related to any of them is not tenable. One practical consequence of these findings is that if one experiences certain post-injection symptoms, it may strongly indicate that the inoculation protocol should be aborted.
An interview with Dr. Suzanne Humphries regarding the HPV vaccine, inadequate testing and serious adverse events:
When she wasn't in the studio painting, constructing or writing, or at the gallery working, Chris liked to hang out with her friends. Chris would have been a senior in studio arts and philosophy at Bard College, a community she loved. She also liked exchanging ideas, observing nature, listening to music, debating, dancing, cooking, and enjoying the companionship of others.
Frequently, she and friends would take excursions to New York City where she did an internship. They explored the Big Apple and neighborhoods like Chinatown, Brooklyn and Williamsburg. It was all so exciting and the future looked rich with possibilities. But it all came to an abrupt end when Chris was found dead in her bed on June 23,2008.
Born and reared in Sparks, Maryland, Chris was an honor student, a member of NHS, Amnesty International, The Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, and Girl Scout Troop 589 who presented her with a Gold Award. An avid and accomplished athlete, Chris played baseball on the boy’s team in middle school, varsity softball in high school and tennis in college. She was art editor of two literary magazines, Brillig and Verse Noire, in high school and college, respectively.
Her passions were art and philosophy, and she won several juried art honors. She loved texture, light and color and was just embarking on a serious and challenging senior project integrating sculpture and painting when her life tragically ended. She was sweet, spirited, questioning, generous and caring. We love you Chris and miss you deeply.
Contributions to fund scholarships in honor are welcome and can be sent to
Christina R.Tarsell Charitable Fund, PNC Bank, 201 Mt. Carmel Road, Parkton, MD 21120.
An interview on 10/7/16 with the VAXXED team about what happened to Christina following hpv vaccination:
A link to a performance of an original piano quintet by Jonathan Leshnoff:
Radiance in Memory of Christina Tarsell
A link to a mother-daughter art exhibition, Vision, and the full concert including the performance of the above piano quintet: