Vaccine-Injured Child Kidnapped from Family by Child Protective Services
Rebekah McClain wants parents to learn what her family is almost unbelievably dealing with because they chose to vaccinate. No child deserves to suffer through this pain. This is her true story.
One Family’s Heartbreak
“I have a son named Kacer Lee Harris. He was born on December 25, 2013. He is my Christmas miracle. I have been praying for years to have a child on Christmas Day. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. When they told me my son was due on January 28, I knew he wouldn’t be born that day.
I got the flu and hepatitis B vaccines during pregnancy at 34 weeks, then had him at 35 weeks. My doctor told me I needed to get them. I remember because they were talking about if I had contracted either illness, for any reason, they didn’t want the baby to get it.
I knew something was off after the shots but no one would listen. I did not connect the dots, though. When my body started hurting, I started walking around to try and stop the pain. It helped a little. That morning, my water broke at 5:30 am. I went to the hospital and gave birth to my son at 12:41 am on Christmas morning.
During labor, I was given two epidurals, but neither of them worked (although the pain wasn’t bad). Then they gave me Pitocin to speed up the process. My son’s breathing slowed too much, so they stopped the Pitocin.
As soon as I had him, they took him and gave him the hepatitis B vaccine, even though he was born five weeks premature and I was vaccinated for the flu and hepatitis B less than a week before. Right afterwards, he became jaundiced and was in a billi blanket for a week.
A few days after he was born, I got sick. The doctors gave me a steroid that dried up my breastmilk. I tried to relactate, with no luck. Then our baby started to get sick. He was on soy formula at the time and was spitting up a lot of his bottles.
One week we got snowed in and the closest gas station only had milk formula. So we tried it. He almost stopped breathing after the first bottle.
We tried to tell the doctors about his reactions to the formulas, but with no results. So I started feeding him rice cereal and baby food. He was so hungry, he would cry when I didn’t feed him fast enough. This was around eight to ten weeks old. I didn’t know that there were milk banks where mothers donate their milk. I wish I had.
At his two-month checkup, he was given Hep B, Hib, DTaP, IPV, PCV and Rota. The doctor did not adjust the vaccine schedule for him even though he was born five weeks early. He still got the shots any normal two month-old would.
As the months went by, his condition worsened. And even before then, he was only nine pounds, seven ounces. And through it all they still vaccinated him: second doses of Hib, PCV, IPV, DTaP and Rota were given at his four-month checkup.
During these months, I had taken him to the ER nearby several times. They said nothing was wrong and sent him home. He started to lose weight at five months. At this time he was deemed failure to thrive.
When he was almost six months old, he was puking so much. We were really concerned. Kacer started puking up everything he ate.
I called his doctor and she told me to take him to the hospital in town and she would send in paperwork to have him moved to Children’s Hospital immediately.
I took him to the nearby Emergency Room at Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton, Arkansas. The same place I’d taken him numerous times before. Then we were taken by ambulance to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.
After a week at Children’s Hospital, we were able to take Kacer home, and during that time, he turned six months old on June 25, 2014.
We were home for about a week when the Department of Human Services (DHS) showed up for their first visit. They were in and out fast and didn’t show much interest.
We had just gotten him to smile for the first time, because they finally changed his formula to Nutramegan. He had started to grow a little and was trying to roll over.
That same week after he came home and DHS first visited, we took him for his six-month checkup and the doctor gave him the six month shots: influenza, DTaP, Hib, PCV and Rota. He was vaccinated on schedule even though he had been puking before his shots and just kept getting worse after these latest.
Then the DHS lady came back the next week to take him, on July 9, 2014. I didn’t know they were making a claim to take our son away. During this visit, she kept making excuses to take our son.
She walked through the house alone. Asked to use the restroom and tore up the bedroom connected to it. She told us to pack his stuff and give him to her.
When she told me to give her my baby, I couldn’t do it. I stood there crying, staring at my baby. My mother-in-law had to do it. She didn’t have a warrant.
My fiancé and I packed his things. I only helped because I knew what he needed. He was always so sick and fragile. I never let him out of my sight. I’m 22. We are both pretty young. It was very hard.
We didn’t know the doctors reported seeing bruises when we took him in. Never once did they admit vaccines caused these reactions. Kacer’s dad, (my fiancé) Rickey Harris, was accused of abuse.
We were both interrogated and threatened with jail time. The DHS worker that came was determined to take him. She stayed at our house for five hours, looking for a reason to take him. She did a lot of illegal things that we couldn’t get her in trouble for.
After she took him, she had them do a skeletal scan the following Monday at one of the hospitals. His sixth and seventh left ribs were broken. We had no idea what had happened.
The first thing she did when she took him was block all of his records and cut all contact with his doctors. So I have no access to his records.
She also told my mother all the information on our case. My mom knew about his injuries before I did. And my mom wasn’t a part of the case. What she did was illegal.
After Kacer was taken, they wouldn’t let his dad come to the visits until he took a paternity test. It took a month or so for that process to complete. It was sad for all of us. Now Kacer watches his dad wherever he goes and gets upset if he’s not there.
Then, I started to notice he was getting sick again. Possible seizures that I believe I have seen him start to have. We noticed at the visits he wouldn’t smile anymore. He slept through most of the visits.
I found out they had stopped feeding him rice cereal and baby food. They were only giving him bottles. It was affecting him.
He is now ten months old. I know they continued to vaccinate him but I don’t know which ones at this point because his records were blocked from me.
Since he was taken at six months old, they’ve done a number of tests on him: MRI, EEG, etc. They found bleeding in his brain and damage behind his eyes.
He weighs 17 pounds, nine ounces now. That’s still small for his age. He weighs about as much as a six to seven month-old.
His foster parents reported seeing him having staring spells often, which I’ve seen him have as well. They said it looked like SBS. So then police came in. We were interrogated and told we should tell the truth because he had been abused. And if we didn’t, we would go to jail.
The doctors’ reports came back a week or so ago and advised that while his injuries look bad, they don’t prove he was abused. But we still have things to finish in our case plan and hope this will be over soon.
Children’s Hospital is the one saying his injuries aren’t proof of abuse. He had his six-month shots after being released from Children’s. That would be why he acted sick after they took him, too. And any subsequent vaccines he was given are making him sick even more.
People ask why I got vaccinated while pregnant. I always thought it was required. I didn’t know getting vaccinated while pregnant could cause me to go into labor or risk me losing my baby. I didn’t question anything at the time. I didn’t really question anything until after Kacer was taken.
I trusted them … stupidly, yes, but I did. We both did. We just never knew this could happen. Not until my grandma told us what she knew and that vaccinations could do this. Then I looked into it. She sent me some printouts and I read through them.
After that, I thought about all that had happened to Kacer. Then I realized that I had trusted the wrong people. His father has been here the whole time. He suffers a lot. Our family was ripped apart for something he didn’t do. He was the one accused of abuse. And he didn’t do anything.
They took our son because he had injuries; fractured ribs, bruises, bleeding in the brain and damage behind his eyes. All of these injuries, including the fractured ribs, are caused from vaccines.
I kept getting him vaccinated because I didn’t know they could do these things. I was raised to think that vaccinations were good. That doctors and government officials are here to protect us. But I’ve seen that I was taught wrong.
I can’t have contact with his foster parents. I don’t know them. The visit is at my home. We only get to see our son once a week for two to four hours. We had a major drug bust in our town recently, so DHS is always busy now. Our amount of visitation depends on their availability.
It is hard. I cry every time I have to let him go again. It’s hard to see his room ready for him, but he’s not there. The DHS worker that brings him over wants us to have him back.
I hope our story helps someone. My son should have never been taken. I now know many families go through this. Our children deserve better. They need to be protected.
Please … don’t vaccinate your children. They don’t deserve to suffer the pain that comes with vaccines.
This page was made for our son. Bring Baby Kacer Home. I wanted to ask everyone to please like this page. I plan on using this page to show him later on in life what happened, and that through it all, people cared for him.”