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Old 22 April 2009, 09:16 PM
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Icon81 Raggedy Ann was a vaccine-injured child

Comment: I came across this story in a book, and am wondering if it is
factual or not. I am trying to determine the credibility of this author.

"In 1921, Johnny Gruelle's 8-yr old daughter was vaccinated in school
without her parents' permission. Between the time she became ill from the
vaccination and her death a few months later, her body was completely
limp, like a rag doll. It was this sick vaccine-injured child that
inspired Gruelle to create the Raggedy Ann doll."

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- Childhood vaccination questions and answers
- Ted Kroen, dc
- Copyright 2003, Koren publications
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Old 22 April 2009, 09:27 PM
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Not quite....

http://www.dollkind.com/raggedy-ann-doll.shtml
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Old 05 June 2009, 03:50 AM
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because the exact thing you would do if your child suffered a sudden, horrendous health problem would be to create an adorable doll with the same condition.

of course if she had been vaccinated with his permission, this would never have happened...
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Between the time she became ill from the vaccination and her death a few months later, her body was completely limp, like a rag doll. It was this sick vaccine-injured child that inspired Gruelle to create the Raggedy Ann doll.
He also recreated his daughter's "I LOVE YOU" heart shaped tattoo in the middle of the doll's chest.
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Old 26 June 2009, 07:21 PM
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of course if she had been vaccinated with his permission, this would never have happened...
No no no, good parents don't let their children get vaccines, as they're all death potions put out into the world by cackling scientists who are trying to create a world of robot-like clone children.
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Nonny Mouse, that was a really neat link.
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Old 27 June 2009, 01:38 AM
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No no no, good parents don't let their children get vaccines, as they're all death potions put out into the world by cackling scientists who are trying to create a world of robot-like clone children.
Didn't House say something along those lines once?
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Didn't House say something along those lines once?

Scene: House in the clinic, the patient is a baby with his young mother.

Quote:
Young Mother: No formula, just mommy's healthy natural breast milk.

House: Yummy.

Young Mother: Her whole face just got swollen like this overnight.

House: Mmhmm. No fever, glands normal, missing her vaccination dates.

Young Mother: We're not vaccinating.

[Baby giggles and coos]

Young Mother: [Takes a toy frog and starts to make frog sounds]
Gribbit, gribbit, gribbit. [Giggles]

[Baby smiles and giggles too]

House: Think they don't work?

Young Mother: I think some multinational pharmaceutical company wants
me to think they work. Pad their bottom line.

House: Mmmm. May I? [He takes the frog and starts to do the gribbit
noise with the baby]

Young Mother: [Whispered] Sure.

House: Gribbit, gribbit, gribbit. [The baby laughs] All natural no
dyes. That's a good business: all-natural children's toys. Those toy
companies, they don't arbitrarily mark up their frogs. They don't lie
about how much they spend in research and development. The worst a toy
company can be accused of is making a really boring frog.

[Young Mother laughs and so does House. The baby giggles again]

House: Gribbit, gribbit, gribbit. You know another really good
business? Teeny tiny baby coffins. You can get them in frog green or
fire engine red. Really. The antibodies in yummy mummy only protect
the kid for 6 months, which is why these companies think they can
gouge you. They think that you'll spend whatever they ask to keep your
kid alive. Want to change things? Prove them wrong. A few hundred
parents like you decide they'd rather let their kid die then cough up
40 bucks for a vaccination, believe me, prices will drop REALLY fast.
Gribbit, gribbit, gribbit, gribbit, gribbit.

Young Mother: Tell me what she has.

House: A cold.
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