Biden administration COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will likely make a decision on whether to recommend COVID-19 vaccines for children under the age of 12 in the fall.
Regulators should have data in the coming weeks to see whether shots for children aged 5 and 11 are needed, he told ABC News’ “This Week” on Sept. 19.
“Sometime in the next few weeks, as we get into October, we’ll be able to see the vaccines for children get enough data to be presented for safety and immunogenicity,” said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has conducted hundreds of media interviews since the pandemic began in early 2020.
Fauci has received significant criticism in recent months over whether his agency knowingly provided funding to gain-of-function researchers working at a virology lab in Wuhan, China.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized vaccinations for children aged 12 and older earlier in 2021. Some school districts, including the one overseeing public schools in Los Angeles, have made it mandatory for children returning to class to get fully vaccinated.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said that the firm, which makes one of the most widely used COVID-19 vaccines in the world, will likely release clinical data on vaccines for children aged 6 months to 5 years in October. COVID-19 vaccine data for children aged 5 to 11 will come sooner, he said.
Federal government health officials have argued that younger children should get vaccinated due to the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
“Currently, there are still trials ongoing, and so the agency has to wait for the company to submit the data for those trials,” FDA vaccine regulator Peter Marks said Aug. 23. “We certainly want to make sure that we get it right.”
On Sept. 17, the FDA’s vaccine advisory panel voted overwhelmingly against recommending booster shots for the general public and instead voted to recommend them to individuals aged 65 and older. During that meeting, a number of scientists expressed concern for booster-associated side-effects among younger people and children.
Dr. James Hildreth, a voting member on the FDA expert panel, said that he has “a serious concern of myocarditis in young people.” Another expert, Dr. Melinda Wharton, said she does “not feel comfortable” with recommending boosters to younger people due to the risk of myocarditis.
Researchers discovered in August that COVID-19 vaccines used in the United States are more likely to land teenage boys in the hospital than COVID-19 itself. When analyzing reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), scientists discovered that males between the ages of 12 and 15 without a serious underlying health condition were up to six times more likely to be hospitalized after getting their second Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine dose than from a COVID-19 infection.
In the last 10 weeks, Arizona has checked the voter registration credentials with the Social Security Administration (SSA) on 673,560 applicants.
This is a massive volume considering most States including Arizona typically process around 2,500 a month. They’ve processed more identities in the last 2 months than they’ve done in the last 9 years combined. Is someone scrubbing a database, or auditing “Federal Only” voters?
During “new voter registration” States are to verify the driver’s license number against their own MVD database. Only in situations where no driver’s license can be provided should the State check their identity through the Help America Vote Verification (HAVV) interface provided by the SSA. The 43 States that participate provide the last 4 of the SS#, the applicant’s name, and DOB. The interface responds if a match was, or was not found, if they are deceased, and so on. This entire HAVV Excel dataset can be downloaded here from the SSA.
“No Match” was found on 58% of the voters submitted by Arizona over the last 10 weeks.
A whopping 393,017 did not have a match out of the 673,560. In fact, Arizona weekly processing has one of the highest Non Match percentages in the country, typically between 50%-65%. In most other States this ratio is from 15%-25%.
In the first week of July, Arizona jumped from processing 500-600 a week, to a massive 70,000 a week. This volume stopped on September 10th and is now back down to a few hundred. Starting in February both Texas and Kansas were also processing large volumes each week, between 30,000 to 55,000. This also stopped and went back to normal volumes in June. These are checks on older voter registration applications because this volume far exceeds new voter applications.
So what is going on here?
The image below shows the only 3 voter registrations systems in Arizona and many of the interfaces. This includes Maricopa’s VRAS sytem, the Pima County system, and the State-based system called AVID used by all other counties. The HAVV Interface processes data through the MVD. Because of this, it’s unclear which of these 3 voter registration systems, or possibly a commercial service,is pushing this massive number of ID verification requests to the SSA.
This appears it’s possible this may have been related to the audit investigation.
Below are the weekly transactions for the past two years of voter identity processing by Arizona. Rarely do they ever exceed a few hundred requests a week, until July of 2021.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
This global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has been a life transformation for millions of people in an unimaginable ways. The changes have been taking place so rapidly that majority of the world’s population was caught off guard and still trying to adapt and accept this new reality. Many are seeking the truth regardless of endless censoring with MSM and Social Media. Many are hoping the pandemic will end soon so life can get back to normal.
This global crises has reminded us that we are all fragile and susceptible to getting sick and even dying suddenly. For the first time humanity stopped dead in it’s tracks by a small virus, a microorganism that we cannot even see. It completely alter our routines and destroy our future plans based on fear and the chance of death that is less than one percent.
From birth, our minds have been plagued and even programmed by outside influences. These influences have shaped our reality regardless of how much we try to avoid it. Social influence takes a number of forms. mainstream and social media, government officials, education systems, the medical community, religion and especially the pharmaceutical industry. One type of such influence is conformity, when a person adopts the opinions or behaviors of others such as, to take or not take the vaccine. One side pushes to change what the other side believes much like opposing forces, yin and yang.
Ours may become the first civilization destroyed, not by the power of our enemies, but by the ignorance of our teachers and the dangerous nonsense they are teaching our children. In an age of artificial intelligence, they are creating artificial stupidity. Thomas Sowell
These influences, bought and paid for by the Global Elites, have reached a new level by successfully planting and passing the perceptions and narrative as absolute truth by censoring different and opposing opinions. John Milton said in Areopagitica 1644 “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” The influencers are taking that away.
The influencers have divided and conquered by keeping the people separate and distracted. They keep up the necessary illusions by keeping the masses fed on lies, half-truths and illusions which rationalize and support the global elite agenda. They have inserted the belief in the people that the ruling elite are great liberators from the killer virus and all it’s variants, their only salvation from certain doom, the new world order.
Their elites goal is to keep the people weak, divided and preferably in debt, afraid, isolated, and demoralized. Their goal is to never let the people unite; and even more importantly, never let them realize their power. But people are uniting and realizing their power.
Consider, we are in psychological war, the spiritual battle for your heart, mind and soul, the greatest spiritual battle known to man. The metaphysical and and physicals worlds cannot be separated and we are part of it, each with free will to decide, freedom or slavery.
Our power is within each of us but has been dormant. We have been influenced to believe we are from the the material world and not the metaphysical. Science now teaches how our thoughts, emotions and actions help create our reality. We have the divine gift of discernment, the act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. In its broadest sense, discernment is closely related to wisdom as an expression of God. Discernment alone can bring about a sense of balance between the metaphysical and material worlds.
In my humble opinion, we are at a point in human history; united we stand for freedom, divided we fall in slavery. It is time for all people to unite regardless of diversity; any other form of unity will not last, but will collapse.
It is time to get the courage to confront them directly. Speak the truth and expose lies. It is true that the truth shall set you free. Cutting through lies and illusions is the central revolutionary task of liberation.
We can individually and also collectively, both materially and psychologically, uplift, inspire and empower the people. Above all, awaken people to their fundamental unity, and to their power.
There is a Universal Consciousness, an Infinite Intelligence available to all. When the power of the many is unleashed, there will be a liberation of the world that we have never seen. Our individual mind power is all that’s required to create and experience a kind and quality of life that we desire. The only requirement is to become keenly and consciously aware of the Infinite Intelligence and make a conscious and intentional choice to discover how to utilize the limitless creative power. It is available to you, me and everyone else on this planet and we can use it in a way that harmonizes with whatever visions, hopes, dreams and desires you hold for yourself.
This is how to achieve a greater equality, justice, freedom and peace, in order to secure real freedom; and most urgently, to secure a viable future for humanity on this Earth. It is not only our destiny, but our duty.
Never before have so many starting seeking the truth, trying to understand the meaning of our existence, to know our true selves. We are spirits born with a into a world blessed with a mind and body. We are eager to learn but then as Dr. Bruce Lipton explains, we have been programmed since birth. Our education, media, medical, political and religious systems play an integral part of who we are and become. We have lost sight of our true selves because we have been guided daily through a world wide messaging system. Buddha tells us what we think we become. Have our thoughts, emotions and actions created our reality. Have we feel into the worldwide system of control that is keeping us sick, through the air we breathe the food we eat and vaccinations in the pretense of keeping us healthy.
We are now learning the global elites controls these systems and many are asking why? Perhaps it is the same story that humanity has faced since the beginning, the battle of good vs evil, positive and negative energy.
Perhaps is time to accept humanity is not alone in the universe and our purpose is to learn how to balance love and wisdom. Love is the most powerful energy in the universe. The signs are all around , we just have to be mindful of the moment and know that God, Infinite Intelligence is with us always.
We are experiencing a global spiritual awakening. There are no steps or stages that can be measure, no degree can be earned, the only thing man can do is guide you. Looking back at man’s track record, makes one ponder how we have been enslaved in concepts and belief systems, so now it is time to know our true selves.
In the Gospel of Thomas(3) Jesus said, “If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.”
The [CB] is now panicking over other currencies. They are now in the process of trying to control the entire situation, this will fail. The WEF put up a video and the backlash was so fierce they had to delete. The patriots are now pushing the [CB] into the corner and the people see it all. The [DS]/MSM think they are in control the situation, Trump has now put the spotlight on the [DS] players, he can see the board clearly. Trump is in the process of rearranging the board. Trump and the patriots are in control, people are now seeing the truth and they are watching the [DS] push their agenda. MP & DS send out comms to let all patriots know they are in control.
At least 181 people have died in the US according to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), after taking experimental vaccines meant to combat a 99.4% to 99.8% survival rate virus, the death toll for which a team of researchers in one state found may be inflated by as much as 40%.
In Miami, a healthy 56-year-old doctor died after a strange reaction to the Pfizer COVID vaccine, involving blood blisters. Although Pfizer has made only politic statements, the doctor’s wife is certain his death was caused by the vaccine.
In Portugal a 41-year-old health worker died after taking the Pfizer vaccine. The father of Sonia Acevedo told a Portuguese daily last week:
“She was okay. She hadn’t had any health problems…I just want answers. I want to know what led to my daughter’s death.”
A former Chief Science Officer and VP for Pfizer has called the widespread rollout of experimental vaccines for COVID “nonsense.”
“There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic. I’ve never heard such nonsense talked about vaccines. You do not vaccinate people who aren’t at risk from a disease. You also don’t set about planning to vaccinate millions of fit and healthy people with a vaccine that hasn’t been extensively tested on human subjects.”
SAGE is the UK Scientific Advisor Group for Emergencies, the UK agency steering the coronavirus response.
Dr. Yeadon says that some level of herd immunity to the virus is much closer than health authorities are saying, due to T-cell immunity and antibody responses to at least four prior coronaviruses in circulation. Like flu, people will always catch,and a very small percentage will die, of COVID. But the pandemic stage is over, says Dr. Yeadon and his colleagues, but for the continuous announcement of “new cases” mostly based on false-positive test results.
As will be discussed later, official COVID death reporting policies make it difficult to determine what the US COVID death toll actually is. The problem also arises in other countries.
“SAGE says everyone was susceptible and only 7% have been infected. I think this is literally unbelievable. They have ignored all precedent in the field of immunological memory against respiratory viruses. They have either not seen or disregarded excellent quality work from numerous, world-leading clinical immunologists which show that around 30% of the population had prior immunity.”
COVID Deaths Openly Inflated Internationally.
Underscoring the difficulty of tracking how many deaths are actually due to COVID is the disingenuous, but openly admitted, policy of the CDC of counting any death which takes place “with COVID” as being “of COVID.” Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said in April:
“to mark it as COVID-19 infection the intent is right now that those if someone dies with COVID-19 we are counting that as a COVID-19.”
In Minnesota a team of researchers, led by two state legislators one of whom is a medical doctor, found that, in a study of nearly 3,000 death certificates, up to 40% of the deaths were primarily caused by factors other than COVID, including vehicle accidents, fatal falls, drownings, and gunshot wounds, but were marked down as COVID anyway. By December, the CDC had listed hundreds of thousands of deaths counting as “COVID” which were also confirmed heart attacks, flu, terminal cancer, and poisoning.
Last March it was reported that Italy was using the same language, indicating an open deception international in scope. The UK Telegram reported “that Italy’s death rate may also appear high because of how doctors record fatalities.” Prof. Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health, told the Telegraph:
“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.”
In Louisiana, a woman had a severe reaction to a Pfizer vaccine which caused her to go into uncontrollable convulsions. RT reports the reaction is being investigated (video below.)
In Norway, Bloomberg News reports that health authorities expressed concern after 29 elderly people died after receiving the Pfizer vaccine. Bloomberg reported on January 16:
“Until Friday, the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech SE was the only one available in Norway, and “all deaths are thus linked to this vaccine,” the Norwegian Medicines Agency said in a written response to Bloomberg on Saturday.”
Dublin University Immunologist Says Large Number of Vaccinated Will Die from Mutant Strains in Months, Will Be Blamed on COVID
Prof. Dolores Cahill received her PhD in Immunology from Dublin City University, and was leader of the Protein Technology Group in the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Genetics, Berlin. She is Professor of Translational Science at the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences.
Prof. Cahill’s contention that those who have received COVID vaccines will begin dying in great numbers after 3 to 6 months is echoed by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny D.O., an American physician. A D.O. is a physician who completes medical school the same as an MD, who may perform surgery and prescribe medications the same as an MD.
Both Prof. Cahill and Dr. Tenpenny say that previous attempts to formulate coronavirus vaccines have, after some apparent short-term success, run into the problem of hyper-immune response when exposed to the wild, mutated virus.
“Scientists first attempted to develop coronavirus vaccines after China’s 2002 SARS-CoV outbreak. Teams of US & foreign scientists vaccinated animals with the four most promising vaccines. At first, the experiment seemed successful as all the animals developed a robust antibody response to coronavirus. However, when the scientists exposed the vaccinated animals to the wild virus, the results were horrifying. Vaccinated animals suffered hyper-immune responses including inflammation throughout their bodies, especially in their lungs. Researchers had seen this same “enhanced immune response” during human testing of the failed RSV vaccine tests in the 1960s. Two children died.”
Comparisons to Spanish Flu Neglect Population Difference
COVID is now being compared to the Spanish Flu, because the US reported death toll is allegedly 400,000, but this neglects that the Spanish Flu was nearly a magnitude worse in per capita terms, as the population of the US was about 100,000 million at the time, less than one-third of today, and the death toll was nearly 700,000.
Better comparisons are the 1957 Asian Flu and the 1968 Hong Kong Flu, the latter of which, in that same summer, the country had the largest mass gathering in US history, Woodstock.
Nurses Refuse to Administer Vaccine, FDNY Firefighters Say They’ll Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine
In Coffey County, Kansas, county health department nurses have declined to perform injections of the coronavirus vaccines, citing ethical concerns. On January13 health department administrator Lindsay Payer told WIBW News:
“I will tell you we will have to contract staff outside of our staff to give that vaccine because my staff is not comfortable with that…It’s a new technology. We’ve never seen it before….all liability is gone from them. So, if there’s anything bad about the vaccine it doesn’t go back to them. That’s widely known, and it’s somewhat discomforting to a nurse who has to put that in people’s bodies. So, we will find nurses that are willing to do that. I am not. My staff is not at this time.”
In New York City, more than half of FDNY firefighters have said in an internal poll that they will not take a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to first responders.
The poll was of the oldest and most prestigious first responders union in the country, the Uniformed Firefighters Association.
2020 Comes in at 12% Excess Deaths, How Many Due to Lockdowns?
In a first good end-of-year measure of how 2020 fared in terms of overall deaths, the CDC reports that excess deaths, which is the number over the average of the previous five years, is 12%, or about 330,000 deaths. Thus even with the shell game of counting any death possible as COVID, something killed more people than usual last year. The question is was it COVID, COVID policies, something else, or a combination of all three?
Each year about 40,000 more people are expected to die than the previous year due to the aging Baby Boomer demographic. In addition, a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association estimated that 20% of excess deaths over and above previous years were due not to COVID, but to the effects of the lockdowns.
“Some people who never had the virus may have died because of disruptions caused by the pandemic,” says Dr. Steven H. Woolf, the director emeritus of the Virginia university’s Center on Society and Health and first author of the study. “These include people with acute emergencies, chronic diseases like diabetes that were not properly cared for, or emotional crises that led to overdoses or suicides.”
If the 20% of excess deaths figure is extrapolated, then nearly 70,000 deaths could be due to the effects of lockdowns such as deferred critical care for other conditions. Supporting that the number may be high, in December the New York Times reported “40,000 extra deaths from diabetes, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and pneumonia”alone.
Sustained Pandemic in the US Took Off with Governors’ Orders of COVID Patients into Nursing Homes in Populous States
One characteristic which is said to distinguish the coronavirus from other viruses is transmissibility. But if this is the case, then the effect of the orders of governors from NY, NJ, MI, PA, and CA cannot be discounted, which sent recovering COVD patients into nursing homes.
Most especially in New York, on March 25, Governor Andrew Cuomo resisted the loud objections of nursing home executives, and sent hundreds of COVID patients into the nursing homes where the frailest of the frail were housed. Just days later, the exponential phase of the pandemic in New York hit, at the same time as New Jersey’s.
Would the pandemic in the US, and the excess deaths, have turned out as it did had these orders not been given? Which Cuomo himself likened to touching fire to “dry grass?”
In any accounting for last year’s excess deaths, these orders must bear their share of accountability, regardless of where the political chips may fall.
Yale Epidemiologist Says Hundreds of Thousands of Lives Could Have Been, and Could be Saved with Remedies
Last April the FDA issued a warning that the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the treatment of COVID could cause heart arrhythmia. The warning neglected to mention, as Dr. Lisa Koche, a family medicine doctor in Florida pointed out, that the study the warning was based on gave the study subjects up to 12 times the recommended dose for Plaquenil, a brand name for HCQ. This would almost pre-ordain a negative heart reaction. The dosage instructions for Plaquenil for malaria read:
“Adults: 800 mg followed by 400 mg at 6 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours after the initial dose.”
The study administered as much as 1200 mg a day for 10 days. What would be the purpose of publishing a study designed to fail?
This is one of the intriguing questions surrounding last year’s drama over HCQ, in which the medical establishment seemed determined to prove that something didn’t work that did, according to reams of evidence.
One doctor singing the praises of HCQ is Dr. Harvey Risch, at the Yale School of Public Medicine, who believes judicious use of HCQ could save “75,000 to 100,000 Lives.”
Another remedy which has shown enormous promise, but again is suppressed for mysterious reasons, is Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug with, like HCQ, a long safety record. One might almost conclude that the interest of the highest health authorities is in people dying, not living, and shepherding the population toward inadequately tested vaccines.
Also recently breaking from Newsweek is a peer-reviewed, Stanford-based international study which shows “no clear” benefit, in slowing COVID, from business closures and lockdowns.
And unreported in the US, in Belgium, a lawsuit is underway, including a criminal complaint, against Bill Gates, a funder and investor in almost every aspect of the pandemic response, and Prof. Neil Ferguson, the Imperial College epidemiologist known as “Professor Lockdown.” The Brussels Times reported last July:
“The group are attacking Gates in court because of his status as a top contributor to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and over his various funding projects into coronavirus treatments and vaccines, while they are going after Ferguson — a top advisor to the WHO and, until recently, to the UK government — for producing mortality and infection rates estimates which they say are “completely wrong.””
Ferguson co-founded the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, based at Imperial, which, according to Business Insider, gets “tens of millions of dollars in annual funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”
As a country, one thing people forget in this modern era is that we’ve been in a national crisis numerous times; far more than people care to recall. We do remember 9/11 and some of us were around during President Kennedy’s assassination. Then there was Abraham Lincoln’s assassination 150 years ago. But there’s a common theme that’s been going on through all of those crises that I think we need to revisit today. And that is about
who is actually behind the scene orchestrating these events that we are continually put into. Is it always unique players in new situations, or is there an underlying theme and a common group of perpetrators with these crimes against America and the world? Is there an organization of people trying to keep us enslaved?
Now, if you go back to the origins of our country, there were people who came to this continent and set up colonies, growing the population until it was eventually large enough that local jurisdictions were needed to manage and maintain the organization of streets, taxes, tariffs, property ownership, et cetera. Then came the creation of a constitutional government from groups of states aligned and working together.
But immediately upon signing the Declaration of Independence, that federal system we established, called the United States of America, essentially needed to declare war against its motherland of England and the ruler, King George. We decided we were no longer going to be ruled from afar by foreign masters; we were not going to be their slaves here, helping to keep them prosperous there.
So, we declared our independence and had the Revolutionary War that went on for a very long time; much longer than most people realize. Through the course of many battles, people were forced to pick a side. The willingness to go against England and King George was not universal from the outset. On numerous occasions, strategies and tactics were compromised by infiltrators and turn coats on both sides. But over time people’s true nature and alliances were revealed; just as is playing out once again before us today. Even some of those closest to President Washington became traitors
against him (and our newly formed country), for the gains they would earn from their British partners.
And even after we won the Revolutionary War, when the Brits had retreated, we then needed to win a second war against England. The War of 1812 was foisted upon us by people trying to get control of America again through our money and banking systems. That was a very extensive battle and bad situation that we had to again fight our way out of. By most accounts, it was a banker’s war to gain control of our banking and monetary systems. They wanted to control our currency, even though the constitution would only
allow for our own government to create our money.
As we move forward in time, what happened during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency? Early on in his administration, and instigated by monarchy agents out of Europe, a rift was accentuated between the Northern and Southern U.S. With that, another variation of the same old bankers’ wars was created. In order to get money to fight that war, Lincoln needed loans from the European banks that held monarchy money; the bloodline families’ money. Those thirteen bloodline families were repursue funds to fight this war against the South. The kid by the Side of the Road by Juan O Savin
The people are starting to realize that [JB] is now creating the economy to support the 16 year plan and not the American people. The [Biden] administration is now moving forward to give benefits to illegals. Oil begins to rise and the US mint is reporting that they cannot keep up with silver and gold demand. The [DS]/MSM overlooked the Space Force. They believe it is not important, it is not a threat. This is exactly what the patriots wanted. The SF is the command center for cyber warfare. The patriots have it all, they already have the evidence, they are now building public opinion. Trump will make his move when the time is right and it’s almost time
The [CB] is now showing the world their plan, their plan is to bring back globalization, move forward with the great reset. The world is watching, the people are watching. If America falls the world falls, this is part of the operation redpill. The [DS]/MSM are now red pilling America, people are seeing the truth, the boomerang is coming back to hit the [DS]. All the treasons criminals are in one place. The public must believe and accept, the MSM will try to fight back. The plan is in motion, the countdown has started, the patriots are preparing to make their move.
Thought of the Day
In the Gospel of Thomas Saying 70 Jesus said “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
There is a Divine Plan and the Light of God within us. If we bring forth the light and love within, it will transform us. More light and more love will return to us on the Cosmic return. If we do not become one with the light and love of God within our hearts but instead turn to darker emotions then that negativity will become an anathema to the Christ within. To put it another way, nearly every person who goes through the near death experience and is able to remember, finds out that God and the Spiritual Hierarchies do not judge them. They themselves are their own judge. The Christ within and their own conscience are their judges. The Cosmic Beings showing the souls the karmic record radiate pure love. The Light of God encompassing our souls has an innate intelligence. It cannot be fooled.
Upon hearing that their unborn baby daughter had enlarged ventricles in her skull and was missing two-thirds of her brain, parents Lorraine and Brian Bartholomew refused an abortion, firmly believing that God was in charge of their daughter’s destiny. Their little child, who was given a 1 percent chance of being born alive, defied the odds and now almost three years later is a living miracle.
Native Arizonian and stay-at-home mom Lorraine, and her auto technician husband, Brian, from California, made their home together in Tucson, Arizona. Both 38, the couple has six children, ranging in age from 9 months to 20 years old.
When Lorraine was five months pregnant with Eleanor, the couple learned their baby girl was missing two-thirds of her brain matter. “We asked the doctors if there was any chance her brain could grow more but were told confidently that the ‘die was already cast,’” Lorraine told The Epoch Times via email.
Doctors recommended an abortion.
“They were so sure she would die that they had us set up with a special grieving program at the hospital,” Lorraine recalled. “They even recorded her heartbeat in utero for us, and put it in a teddy bear for us to keep as a memento!”
Describing the prospect of abortion as “unthinkable,” Lorraine and Brian declined.
While an ultrasound confirmed that Eleanor’s vital organs were functioning normally, her brain malformation was severe. At 33 weeks, a fetal MRI added new insight: She also had no eyeballs or optic nerves. Doctors even gave Eleanor a 1 percent chance of being born alive.
“We already loved her and had been praying for great things for her life,” said Lorraine. “We felt so completely hopeless.” However, she and her husband, both Christians, found strength in prayer.
Eleanor came into the world on April 13, 2018, and was delivered via cesarean section at 37 weeks due to the fluid enlarging her head. For the couple, seeing Eleanor for the first time was one of the scariest moments of their lives, according to the mom of six.
“We suddenly saw this little baby being carried to a little table, who was not moving, had a very large head, no eyes, and had yet to take her first breath,” Lorraine remembered. When Eleanor finally gasped for air, the couple rejoiced and cried.
“Honestly, even though her head was so shockingly large, my first thoughts were just about how beautiful she was,” Lorraine recalled upon seeing her daughter for the first time. “I was so grateful that she was alive and I could hold her in my arms.”
Eleanor, who had heard Brian’s voice while she was in the womb, even acknowledged her father in the NICU by turning her head.
Eleanor had received four official diagnoses after her birth, all of them rare, and none of them related.
Her main diagnosis before and during the birth was holoprosencephaly, a rare malformation affecting 1 in 16,000 babies born alive (most with the condition don’t survive), in which the brain fails to divide into two hemispheres.
Schizencephaly was the second-rarest brain malformation in the world, which meant Eleanor was missing a portion of her brain; and at birth, Eleanor was missing two-thirds of her brain.
She had hydrocephalus, or “water on the brain,” a condition affecting 1 in 1,000, and will have a brain shunt for the rest of her life to drain the extra fluid.
Her final diagnosis, bilateral anophthalmia, affects 1 in 100,000, which means Eleanor has eye sockets but was born with no eyeballs. Also missing her optic nerves, she has zero light perception.
Yet by the time she was 4 months old, Eleanor had already overcome one major prognosis: Her brain matter had grown substantially, a miracle for which, said her mother, there is no medical explanation.
Today, Eleanor is two-and-a-half years old and is “doing great.” Lorraine and Brian maintain a website, Faith For Eleanor, to share updates on their daughter’s remarkable progress.
“They expected her to have seizures because of her brain abnormalities, but she’s never had one,” Lorraine told The Epoch Times. “She is super happy and joyful. She loves playing with her siblings, listening to music, and swimming in the pool with her floatie.”
Brian, a musician in a band named Brian Justice Music, delights his daughter with his original songs.
“[Eleanor] cannot walk yet, but she can stand strong. She has a cane that she is learning to hold,” Lorraine shared referring to her daughter’s progress. “She will learn braille … Mommy and Daddy are learning braille. She eats by mouth and breathes on her own! She is very healthy.”
Lorraine adores watching her daughter learn new things, feel with her hands—”which to her are her ‘eyes’”—and communicate by using signs. The toddler even challenges her parents by inventing new signs that Lorraine and Brian are compelled to figure out.
The biggest trials, said Lorraine, have been Eleanor’s medical procedures. “It is the worst thing to have to watch your child go through a painful procedure or surgery and not be able to take the pain away,” she explained. “And in her case, the fact that she can’t see anything makes it worse.”
Through trials and triumphs, Eleanor’s parents couldn’t be prouder of their daughter. “She explores and tries so very hard at everything she does,” said Lorraine. “She has a very stubborn streak—no wonder with that red hair—that can be challenging, but also is going to help her go far!”
For other parents of children with special needs, Lorraine advocates trusting God and having the courage to question doctors. She encourages the rest of the world to engage without fear, to help people with special needs feel accepted and included.
“Instead of, ‘Don’t stare,’ teach [children] to say, ‘Hello!’” she recommended. “And questions are okay! We’ve never been offended by someone asking about Eleanor.
“God knows what He’s doing when He makes these children,” Lorraine reflected. “There’s nobody like our Eleanor!”
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