Rachel French did what most parents do: she took her baby to the doctor to get vaccinated. She was unaware of the associated risks that come along with these drugs and learned the hard way. She lost her adorable son less than three days after he was given eight routine vaccines.
Her son’s autopsy report stated he died from asphyxiation from an undetermined cause. There was nothing obstructing his airways, nor did he have any physical signs of trauma at the time of his death.
The medical examiner and detective handling the case did not provide a good enough explanation for Rachel to understand what had happened to her baby. This led Rachel on her own journey to find out the truth. Rachel was told by the doctors that the vaccines had nothing to do with what had happened.
Years later, her lost son came through to her in a dream and eventually helped her uncover the truth. Her own investigation involving a child death investigator and pathologists proved the vaccines were responsible. This is their family’s harrowing story.
A Life That Will Never Be Forgotten
Elijah Daniel French was born on May 4, 2007, in Oakland County, Michigan. His parents and siblings called him “Danny.” He was always so happy, smiled a lot and was loved by everyone around him.
Like most babies in the United States, newborn baby Danny was given his first hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours after birth. When it was time to take him to the doctor’s office to keep receiving the vaccines on the CDC schedule, it wasn’t always easy for mom to make the appointments and she found herself rescheduling them.
On October 18, 2007, Danny was taken in for his unintentionally delayed well-baby checkup. During this visit, at five and-a-half months old, he was vaccinated for seven diseases. He received the DTaP, hepatitis B, polio, Hib and pneumococcal vaccines. He suffered some adverse reactions to the drugs and had difficulty breathing, while dealing with the high fever that also resulted.
On February 25, 2008, Danny was given the same injections he received at his last appointment. He was almost ten months old at this time. Afterwards, the breathing difficulties and high fever returned.
Danny’s pediatric well-baby visits left him unwell. Since the doctor never pointed out a connection to the vaccines and Danny’s reactions, his mother Rachel never made the connection, either. She trusted the doctor would inform her to stop vaccinating her son if he were at risk of injury from subsequent vaccines, but no warning was given.
Rachel consoled her baby and listened to the doctor by giving him Albuterol to deal with his asthma. He was also given Children’s Tylenol® to help ease the fever caused by the vaccines.
Not being made aware that further vaccines could harm her baby, Danny’s mother took him in for the next round. Danny was almost fourteen months old when his mother took him in to receive the routine twelve month shots.
On July 1, 2008, Danny received the MMR, Hib, Varicella, and DTaP vaccines. These eight vaccines were given in four injections.
His mother stated,
“That night, Danny was still eating and drinking but was cranky and slept more than usual.
By the next day, he was extremely fatigued, irritable and had a loss of appetite. He did not have a fever at this time. He was red and warm where they injected him. These symptoms only worsened.
By the third day, Danny was unable to stay awake for longer than thirty minutes, he had zero food intake, his fluid intake diminished and he cried excessively.
Seventy-one hours after his doctor visit, Danny developed a fever from the vaccines and was given Children’s Tylenol. His doctor was called but there was no answer from him because it was the July 4th holiday, the office was closed.
He was given Tylenol at 2:00 PM and was laid down on the floor, on a comforter in the living room, near the wall, where he took a nap. I checked on him while my other children played.
I checked on him at 4:00 PM to see if he felt feverish and he was cool to the touch. I thought he was just cold so I covered him up. He was sleeping, I thought. He didn’t look dead.
It was about forty minutes later when I discovered he was unresponsive and had passed away.
911 was called seventy-five hours post vaccination. The EMS sheet stated four shots were given four days prior. It was actually only 3 days prior that he was vaccinated.
A detective came out briefly and my son was taken to the hospital where he was left. Then his autopsy was to be done and I waited for answers.
I was told my baby most likely died within thirty minutes after he was given the Tylenol, at around 2:30 PM. This was based on lividity, rigor onset, and Tylenol levels in his blood.
I was told, “Oh, vaccines couldn’t have done this,” and I had no reason to question them because they were doctors and doctors don’t lie.
Danny died on July 4, 2008, the day he turned 14 months old, less than three days after he was vaccinated.”
Danny’s Reported Cause Of Death Raised Questions
After Danny passed away, an investigation took place. A detective came for a brief visit and nothing ever came of it. A short time later, Danny’s case was closed as solved, even though there was no resolution.
Danny’s autopsy report stated his death was ruled as position/compression asphyxia from an undetermined manner. This ruling suggests an outside force was responsible, but this didn’t make sense because Danny’s airways were not obstructed and there was no physical trauma to his body and there were no signs he had struggled. Danny had no petechial hemorrhaging in his face and his hyoid bone was intact when he passed.
Rachel decided to contact the medical examiner, L.J. Dragovic, M.D., to get a better understanding of what exactly happened to her son.
“I had one conversation in my life with L.J. Dragovic, the medical examiner that handled my son’s autopsy. We spoke over the phone. I asked him what the cause of death reported on the autopsy meant. The explanation he gave was that “it means some outside force put enough pressure on him that he could not breathe.”
He told me my son was too old to die from SIDS and he admitted he did not see pictures of the scene to determine what could’ve put pressure on him. He told me Danny did not die from his asthma, that his asthma was not responsible.
I asked, “Is there any other way this happened? It just isn’t making sense to me.” He said it could have been anything. “You have other kids, right? Probably one of them just laid on him or they stepped on him when they were playing.”
He then told me if I needed any more help that I should call the detective. So I did. I called the detective that day, completely distraught, and I begged him not to tell me if his investigation found it was one of my girls that stepped on him because I thought I could never deal with that.
He said he hadn’t even seen the autopsy yet and he would get in touch with me.
I called back a few days later and was told he was no longer a detective but a patrol officer and my son’s case was forwarded to the sergeant who had taken over the case.
The sergeant told me the case was closed and that I could retrieve the evidence, which included the comforter he was sleeping on. They also took the Tylenol, Albuterol and a sippy cup that was not given back to me.
Danny died on July 4, 2008, and I received his cause of death report on Thursday, September 4, 2008. I talked to Sgt. Troy that following Tuesday and on Wednesday, I picked up the comforter he was laying on when he passed.
The county medical examiner is the only one with authority over the sheriff, my son’s case was not even investigated thoroughly and on Sept 1st of that year, the sheriff’s detective was demoted to patrol duty and the case was taken over by the Sergeant, just in time for his cause of death to be released; the case was closed as solved, but I felt it was never solved.”
The Report Did Not Mention The Vaccines
The serum test performed revealed Danny had a level of 5.5 mg/L of acetaminophen in his blood, which would be from the Tylenol given to him just before he died. The vaccines Danny had just received were not on the report.
Each vaccine contains a large number of ingredients. Vaccines are medical drugs that are injected directly into the body and all of them are associated with life-threatening risks. Vaccines contain heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum that can harm the brain. Metals injected into a person can disrupt their nervous system, helping to shut down the respiratory system.
The vaccines Danny had just received are the most plausible cause of his death. These should have been mentioned on his autopsy report, but they were not. Other parents who have lost their child after vaccination, coming forward, are admitting the same thing, that the vaccines are not being listed on the autopsy.
The EMS sheet stated four shots were given four days prior, but the medical examiner who examined Danny and wrote up the autopsy report didn’t acknowledge this. There was no mention of the three-day illness Danny suffered after the shots, either. Parents want to know why this important information is being ignored.
Rachel then found out the medical examiner that performed her son’s autopsy had publicized his stance on SIDS years before, in 1997. 
From an article published in the Irish Times, the author who wrote about L.J. Dragovic had this to say:
“He stressed that he, like the SIDS lobbyists, wanted to see no more unexplained infant deaths.
"But I believe that everything that can be explained should be explained, and people taught how to avoid preventable deaths."
A lot of infant deaths were due to "positional asphyxia," where the child smothered, he said.”
“He acknowledged that some sudden infant deaths were not due to asphyxia and were apparently inexplicable. But he preferred the use of the term "undetermined," and the continued pursuit of explanations. He advocated constant contact with small babies, especially for the first 12 to 18 months, and particular attention to the possible role of older siblings and pets in sudden infant deaths.”
This means that in 1997, when this article was published in the Irish Times, the same medical examiner who performed Danny’s autopsy in 2008, L.J. Dragovic, featured in that article, is still blaming these deaths on older siblings or pets and telling parents sleeping too close to baby should be of concern. He makes no mention of the vaccines these children are being given, as a reason for the concern they are dying so young.
Rachel was tormented by this thought that one of her other kids could’ve caused Danny’s death. This is another horrendous tactic used to hide the truth, to blame other siblings or pets, but not the vaccines, and let the parents fend for themselves.
Elijah Daniel French's Vaccine Record
A Powerful Dream Of Danny Helped Lead To Answers
“I was told the vaccines were safe. I never did realize the vaccines could be responsible for what happened to my son. I was told it couldn’t be the vaccines and I trusted them.
I even continued to vaccinate my other children. I never denied vaccines until 2011 when I denied the HPV vaccine for my daughters and the Hep A vaccine for the son I had just after Danny died. I was seven months pregnant with him when Danny passed away.
This was before I knew about Danny, but these two vaccines didn't sit well with my mommy instinct.
I learned more in 2011. It wasn’t until more than a few years after Danny passed, that I had a weird dream of my son. He came to me in my dream and it is the only dream I know of him being in.
He was just sitting in his bouncy seat and a man’s voice said, "It was the ‘site-o-kin’ storm that killed me.”
I decided to Google the term and found the term cytokine storm. I was shocked at what I had found. This dream, combined with a few other bothersome details, led me to send off his slides and other things I had saved.”
Pathologists Confirm Vaccine-Induced Hypercytokinemia Caused The Asphyxiation
Rachel felt the need to do her own investigation and seek a second opinion. She shared with us,
“My family has cholesterol issues and all of my children get regular bloodwork done because we are at a high risk of heart disease from high cholesterol issues.
Danny had blood samples taken when he was twelve months old. On the day of Danny’s well-baby visit two months later, just before he passed, the day he was given that last set of shots, they had to take his blood again because of a previous lab mix-up.
I wasn't comfortable with the way things were going so I had requested that the samples be sent to a facility for storing.
I had kept a locket of Danny’s hair after he had passed away, some slides requested after his autopsy, and decided to send some teeth and bone fragments from his ashes to the pathologist, along with the stored blood samples I had requested be saved. I then made arrangements to have the evidence reviewed.
Everything was reviewed by three separate pathologists. All three confirmed the same findings. The pathologists stated vaccine-induced hypercytokinemia as the cause of my son’s asphyxiation.
They were able to determine this in large part to the blood panel taken prior to Danny receiving his vaccines, in contrast with the samples I had stored.
They also agreed encephalopathy was likely responsible, as it’s a cytokine storm syndrome.
Danny’s pathology report stated his cause of death was asphyxiation, secondary to hypercytokinemia, caused by vaccines received approximately 72 hours prior.
My son too had a brownish to pinkish colored mucous coming from his mouth when he died. My daughter witnessed this and I saw evidence of this on the blanket when it was returned to me, as well as on his unwashed clothing. I have since been made aware this regularly happens in babies passing after vaccination.”
Danny’s Airways Shut Down Because Of The Vaccines
“I know it was the vaccines that took my son’s life. A cytokine cascade caused his airway to swell shut, killing him. I no longer vaccinate because of what the vaccines did to my son.
Parents need to trust themselves and always get a second opinion. His life could have been saved if I was warned his earlier reactions were a sign that future vaccines could cause even worse harm.
No parent should ever have to go through this and that’s why I want to share our story.”
Danny is greatly missed and thought of every day. In honor of sweet Danny, his mother made this video to remember him.
A Child Death Investigator Gets Involved
Rachel informed the investigator of the time frame of Danny’s adverse reactions after the vaccines were given. The child death investigator admitted most parents are not made aware of this information before they take their child to get vaccinated. This is very true information and is worth understanding.
This was the investigator’s response:
“I’ve had cases where serious adverse events occurred within prescribed time frames according to the reportable events table and they were not reported. The most recent case was a 4 year old who developed encephalopathy within 5 days of receiving MMR and DTaP.
The Reportable Events Table (RET) states encephalopathy is a reportable event if it occurs within 7 days of DTaP and within 15 days of receiving MMR. The parents got the same answer you got from their doctor, “It couldn’t possibly have been the vaccinations.” Nevermind that what had occurred was required by law to be reported, whether or not the doctor thought it was the vaccinations.
I am so sorry for your loss. There is such a heavy bias by health care providers to ignore harm from treatments they give, and it colors every single aspect of vaccine adverse events and their aftermath.
It is so difficult to prove causality because of the ultra high standards they have set and barriers such as physician reticence to admit vaccines may have caused harm. It is a miracle that there are even any NVICP resolutions to cases as it is.
From what you described, your baby had an altered mental status, likely due to encephalopathy. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I’ve actually seen similar cases where the Medical Examiner (ME) determined encephalopathy, but claimed it was secondary to shaken baby and had the parents prosecuted. Horrible, horrible, things.”
Rachel Filed A Report With VAERS
Rachel took it upon herself to file a report with the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) this year, since the doctor that should’ve done this did not. At the moment, she only has a temporary VAERS ID number. She is still waiting for the report to be finalized and it will then be viewable to the public, in the VAERS database. 
Based on the deadline of two years to file a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, when your loved one dies likely as a result of being vaccinated, it is now too late for Rachel to file. Had she learned the truth sooner, she would’ve been able to file a claim.
Exceptions should be made in cases like hers and she plans to pursue this. Parents should become familiar with the listed reactions to vaccines by reading the package inserts and the reportable events table. You must learn how difficult it is to receive any compensation should you or a loved one become vaccine-injured. 
A Friend Of Rachel Lost Her Own Child After Being Vaccinated
“A friend I had met before learning the truth about what happened to Danny went through something similar with her baby. The coroner called her and said her baby’s death was a SIDS case related to the DTaP vaccine he received at two months of age.
She called the next day, got a new medical examiner who said the other medical examiner was gone, she waited eight months for the autopsy report that was filled out by a different person and it stated accidental suffocation or something along those lines. She lost her other kids and had to fight tooth and nail to get them back.”
Certain Tests Should Be Performed To Help Prove Vaccine Injuries
Parents need to know what required tests should be performed during the autopsy to help prove their case, should they find themselves filing a vaccine injury claim. They should have their loved one’s cytokine and chemokine protein levels tested. Elevated amounts after vaccination can help prove the vaccines caused their death. Encephalopathy is a commonly suffered vaccine injury in children.
Mandated vaccines contain mercury and aluminum that can damage a person’s brain, causing death or disruption of development. "If brain tissue is taken, check for Hg and Al, which would indicate those metals crossed the blood brain barrier and may have been the precipitating factor in the child’s demise, as they are potent neurotoxins and can cause encephalopathy.” 
MMR- And DTaP-Associated Risks Include Encephalopathy And Death
Two triple vaccines, DTaP and MMR, out of the eight vaccines Danny received, are associated with these risks shown below. This list clearly shows Danny suffered injuries related to these vaccines given to him, but the medical examiner didn’t take notice. Parents need to read the vaccine package inserts and learn these risks. 
Vaccine injuries are ignored to protect the vaccine program. Giving more than one vaccine or a combination vaccine to a child helps vaccine manufacturers cover up related injuries because it is too hard to prove which vaccine harmed the person. Their is no way to prove which vaccine, or if all of the vaccines, caused the injury.
Instead of proving it’s safe to inject all of these vaccines together during these well-baby checkups, laws have been passed to grant immunity to vaccine makers which give them no incentive to make safer vaccines, but rather an incentive to add more vaccines to the schedule, without testing if it’s safe to inject all of these at once. This is being done while lobbyists are working hard to strip away your exemption rights.
Giving Tylenol After Vaccination Can Be Dangerous
Merck’s manual advises acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Children’s Tylenol®, is known to deplete glutathione levels in the body and can cause liver damage.  Glutathione is needed to help detoxify the body. It is a very important antioxidant that helps reduce oxidative stress which can lead to a large number of health problems, including brain damage. 
Doctors need to warn parents their child could be harmed more by giving them Tylenol after receiving vaccines, especially the MMR vaccine that Danny had received. Although Danny did not survive, he could’ve been at a higher risk of vaccine-acetaminophen-induced autism because no doctor told Rachel to avoid giving him Tylenol after receiving the MMR injection. “This preliminary study found that acetaminophen use after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination was associated with autistic disorder.” 
Vaccinations load the body with viruses, bacteria, heavy metals, foreign animal, plant and human DNA contaminants, synthetic chemicals, genetically modified organisms, etc. Some of these ingredients are documented to cause cancer. Glutathione is needed to help the body rid itself of this toxic buildup.
Danny showed classic signs he was reacting negatively to the vaccines, before he received the Tylenol. The levels of acetaminophen found in his blood during the autopsy were not at a level overdose is said to occur. Consuming acetaminophen after vaccination can add to the cascade effect, causing the body to not detoxify fast enough, thus making it harder to rid the body of the toxic chemicals injected from the vaccines.
Michigan Health Officials Make It Harder For Parents To Opt Out Of Vaccination
“As of Jan. 1, 2015, Michigan parents filing a non-medical exemption form for their children first will be required to ask a health department official to certify that they have received one-sided state vaccine “education.” Without that health department “certification,” a non-medical vaccine exemption will not be accepted by a day care facility, school or other state-funded activity program.”
Michigan’s Republican governor, Rick Snyder, supported and signed off on this bill even though public input was clearly stifled. It’s likely the next step taken will be to remove the philosophical and religious exemptions altogether. This tactic is being played out in other states, including California.
Many parents have informed us their child suffered life-threatening vaccine reactions, including seizures and interrupted SIDS, within minutes to hours after getting vaccinated, but they were later denied a medical exemption from further vaccines. Parents need to get informed, protect and help strengthen their state’s vaccine exemption laws. It’s better to fight for those rights while you still have them, because it’s harder to get them back once gone.
Parents who do not vaccinate their children do not expect another child to get vaccinated to protect their child, even though the media likes to portray this. If health officials want to remove exemption rights, claiming that action protects others, they need to create a new exemption for parents to file to opt out of having any of their children further vaccinated if one of their children died or suffered injuries from the vaccines, protecting those children, too.
You can’t claim you want to protect one child more than another. Without creating a new exemption law for these families while trying to strip away existing exemptions, that is exactly what is being done.
Health officials cannot expect parents to further vaccinate any of their children when one of their children has already suffered an associated risk that comes along with any vaccine, including death, like what happened to Danny. Adding insult to injury, Danny’s death was covered up. It took his mother’s own will to find out the truth and do her own investigative work to get answers.
Please learn which vaccines your child is expected to get when you take them into the doctor’s office for their well-baby checkup.  Never leave without a copy of your child’s medical record, showing all of the vaccines given, batch numbers, vaccine manufacturers' information and where the injections were given. These records routinely go missing to cover up negligence by doctors and nurses and injuries caused by vaccines. It is much easier to get those files at each visit and store these records in a safe place for when you may need them.
It is very clear that vaccine-related deaths and injuries are being intentionally hidden. Parents of vaccine-injured children are doing their own investigations and coming forward more, seeking the truth denied to them by health officials.
Inform your friends, family and neighbors that this is going on, that children are dying from the vaccines. Be brave. Help preserve your fundamental right to choose what gets injected into you or your child’s body. Making good medical decisions can only be done when you are informed.
Our hearts go out to Danny and his family and all of the other precious children who have suffered the same fate. Their families are working hard for us to raise needed awareness about the harm vaccines can cause.
Elijah Daniel French “Danny”
May 4, 2007 - July 4, 2008
Passed away at 14 months old, less than three days after receiving eight vaccines.