Category Archives: RogueZebra

Parenting Fails, #butIvaccinate

March 23, 2017 Ahead of CDC’s Immunization Awareness campaign in August and the ever-pointless “Light it up Blue” of April, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has launched their own social media campaign aimed at promoting vaccination by … Continue reading

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Who Will Be Most Affected by the “Vaxxed” Movement?

June 16, 2016 In April, I eagerly anticipated the opening of Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe at the Tribeca Film Festival, riding that three-day roller coaster of excitement and disappointment. Later, like the majority of our community, I was geographically … Continue reading

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Hospital Overreach? Amber McCullough’s Story

January 22, 2016 There are few experiences we fear more in our role of parent than the death of a child, the absence of a child (due to kidnapping, removal by Child Protection Service, the child running away or “wandering,” … Continue reading

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Seeing Green: Reflections on 10 Years of Mito Disease Awareness

In my early Thinking days, witnessing multiple neurological symptoms appear and then fade, I was introduced to the complexity of mitochondrial diseases or “mito” for short. I didn’t know anything about mitochondria or metabolism. No recollection from middle school science. … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags: W-Sitting and Toe Walking

There are hundreds of blogs and websites restating the obvious – many kids across the development spectrum sit “W style”– as well as the oblivious.  Is waiting to address a concern until after age 3-4, when walking milestones are solidly … Continue reading

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When Does One Moment Become . . . the Point of No Return?

When does one moment become . . . the point of no return? The point beyond which one must continue on one’s current course of action because turning back is physically impossible, prohibitively expensive or dangerous? This time it was my … Continue reading

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Thank You, Jimmy Kimmel, Vaccinators, State Representatives and Others Who Think I Should Vaccinate

Thank you Jimmy Kimmel, vaccinators, state representatives and others who think I should vaccinate. I want to thank you first and foremost for paying for my son Crash’s medical necessities. See Crash is having more and more symptoms as the … Continue reading

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