There are not enough words for me to be able to fully express my gratitude to Dr. Mark Flannery. It is because of him and the grace of God that I still have my daughter with me today.
My daughter Cassie started experiencing side effects from the Gardasil vaccine immediately after her first injection, but because we were told the reaction was completely unrelated to Gardasil she continued with all three shots. It was after the third and final one that she became seriously ill. Cassie was hospitalized, her symptoms consisted of severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, severe headaches with light and sound sensitivity, and extreme nose bleeds. After being in the hospital for 7 weeks the doctors diagnosed Cassie with pancreatitis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and severe intestinal swelling. She was placed on TPN and Lipids (IV nutrition as she could not eat) and had surgery to remove the cysts. Her condition continued to worsen and the doctors had no idea why or how to further help her. Cassie was then flown to yet another hospital. After three more weeks Cassie started having seizures as well as other neurological problems and still no answers. Still on the feeding tube with 5 different IV nausea medications, as well as IV pain medicine we were sent home with Home Health to continue the care of Cassie. Less than one month later Cassie lost feeling in her lower extremities and started experiencing heart problems. Cassie went back into the hospital for another three weeks and then to a rehab facility where Cassie started the process of walking again.
It was at this point when God brought Dr. Flannery into our lives. Cassie spent over 13 weeks in the hospital and another 4 in a rehab facility and yet she was not getting better, she was continuing to get worse. Every week was another symptom and the only thing the medical profession knew to do was symptomatic treatment, and that was not helping. Dr. Flannery took over Cassie’s care, treating the dysfunction undrlying her illness rather than the symptoms and with just a few short weeks Cassie began to stabilize. I was very uncertain of Dr. Flannery’s approach; however, we had given western medicine more than enough time to help our daughter and it failed us miserably.
I know had it not been for God leading us to Dr. Mark Flannery, my daughter Cassie would not be with us today. It has now been a year and Cassie is eating on her own (following a strict diet), walking, and only taking supplement recommended by Dr. Flannery. Cassie still has some healing to do, but we are confident with the help of Dr. Flannery she will be 100% soon.
Kim S., Chillicothe, MO