In 2007 my beloved son Andrew was unlawfully killed by vJCD/human BSE, aged just 24. Since then I have created a campaign to find out how and why he died and who is to blame for this terrible disease. This is my blog containing much of the material I have collated and the history of the campaign.
Friday 16th December 2016
At 9.25pm on this day in 2007 my only son Andrew aged just 24 years old, was unlawfully killed by vCJD the human form of mad cow disease. Time does not heal.
The poem below puts into words some of the pain and torment that a bereaved mother feels and continues to feel for the rest of her life. Without my beautiful daughter life would be almost impossible at times to live.
ONE YEAR LESS
By Cheryl McDonald
There is no word, no label, no identifying moniker.
I am not a widow, not an orphan, not childless,
But, one child less.
One less open laugh and little boy giggle,
One less challenging tete-a-tete;
One less artful, winking manipulation,
One less word of comfort, one less grateful hug.
One less chance to embrace a son;
One less new life, to carry your eyes, your chin, your grin, your name.
No one word for the pain, the longing,
the brevity of life meant for living.
An old soul meant to grow older than mine;
Would there be any price too high, any sacrifice too great?,
For one moment, one more breath, one more warm touch?
I grasp desperately and sense the closeness – the ONE
just at the fingertips of my heart and mind.
Only to realise again and again,
There is no ‘ONE’ – you are gone and I am – less.
Wednesday 16th November 2016
Below are the headlines in UK media confirming what this campaign and my investigations have proved, that dementia type disease is killing people not just in the UK but globally in epidemic numbers.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s leading cause of death in England and Wales *(The Guardian)
Government experts state the rise of case of dementia is due to ‘people living longer’ but, this is a false claim as even if this element is taken out of the ‘official statistics’ UK and globally individuals are succumbing to dementia type disease in epidemic proportions.
All of these tragic victims would have been exposed to BSE infected bovine material within the human food and medicine chain over many decades.
Many of these dementia cases are also younger cases, patients in their 50’s, 40s and even 30’s dying of dementia type brain diseases. Many of these cases may well be CJD.
Another headline (see below) went virtually unnoticed in the frenzy surrounding the election of Donald Trump to US President Elect. A patient has been diagnosed with CJD in Maine, USA. This now means that other patients treated at the hospital are now ‘at risk’ of developing the deadly brain disease in the coming decades.
Maine Medical Center receives confirmation
that patient had rare brain disorder November 11th 2016
PORTLAND, Maine – Maine Medical Center today received confirmation that a patient treated at the hospital has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a degenerative brain disorder caused by an infectious type of protein.
What both these worrying facts reveal is how the governments in both UK and USA release information about CJD/Human BSE when they know that the public and media have their eye on other stories, such as the new US President.
As a cynical and sinister Westminster spin doctor said ‘a good day to bury bad news’
Friday 21st October 2016
Great news a urine test for CJD! See the BBC news headlines below. Though the next word in the research report is :
‘Possibility of a urine test for CJD’. Even though the test conducted on humans revealed upwards of 50 percent success and with no ‘false positives’.
Surely this test should be heavily funded? Then blood donors and hospital patients could be routinely tested before they donate blood or instruments are contaminated.
What is very curious about this research is that the UK government state that there are no current ‘official’ vCJD cases anywhere.
So who are these human BSE (17?) patients who took part in the test? Urine has to be fresh to be of any use to this sort of research.
Why are these victims of vCJD not on the official statistics for vCJD continue to deliberately mask the fact that people are currently developing and dying of human BSE. The human form of mad cow disease is a ticking global health time-bomb.
Many human mad cow disease victims I have filmed, interviewed over the years have never appeared on the UK/global governments official lists of victims, thousands have been affected and millions exposed….Yet the UK government funded CJD unit based in Edinburgh use these same ‘hidden’ vCJD paitents blood, spinal fluids, brains to enhance their funding opportunities, promotions and expand their research into prion disease/dementia and human BSE. This is done secretly with facts and information suppressed and only manipulated research to fit government policy is then released into the public domain.
I suspect this urine test like many other blood/urine tests in the recent past will never be in the public domain. Since Andrew died there have been many positive blood tests for vcjd but all have been scuppered by government scientists and officials.
A successful urine test for vcjd would pose too much of a legal/financial problem for all those I name and shame on this website. It would also create huge UK and global legal ramifications for the Department of Health and British Government.
Millions of us could be infected!
Urine test for CJD ‘a possibility’
4 October 2016
Urine could potentially be used for a quick and simple way to test for CJD or “human mad cow disease”, say scientists in the journal JAMA Neurology.
The Medical Research Council team say their prototype test still needs honing before it could be used routinely.
Currently there is no easy test available for this rare but fatal brain condition.
Instead, doctors have to take a sample of spinal fluid or brain tissue, or wait for a post-mortem after death.
What they look for is tell-tale deposits of abnormal proteins called prions, which cause the brain damage.
Building on earlier US work, Dr Graham Jackson and colleagues, from University College London, have now found it is also possible to detect prions in urine.
This might offer a way to diagnose CJD rapidly and earlier, they say, although there is no current cure.
Friday October 14th 2016
The research below, offers more questions than answers to myself as a mother whose beloved child was unlawfully killed by vcjd and also the wider public. The research below found that three people who died and were diagnosed with vcjd in the USA/Canada must have become infected in their birth place Saudi Arabia.
Unless these scientists have knowledge that has never been given to the public, how do they know what country these victims were infected and at what age? Also how can they be so certain of the time frame and the length of incubation from when the individual ingested the infectious material till when symptoms developed? Unless, the researchers below have some secret knowledge of the exact food stuff/pharmaceutical that caused these poor victims to die of the human form of mad cow disease?
There are various theories about length of infection/incubation of human BSE that have been used from research into Kuru ( a disease similar to human BSE/cjd that struck cannibalistic tribes in Papa New Guinea in the 1960s) but this theory does not exactly fit the model of people developing and dying of the HUMAN FORM OF MADE COW DISEASE in the 21st century. The numbers of victims who have died of the human form of mad cow disease in more recent years and their ages and genotype have rendered a lot of the Kuru theory outdated.A great deal of accepted research has also come from UK scientists and experts who were at the heart of the BSE epidemic and also its cover-ups!
Disease in animals and humans mutate and BSE infection and development of symptoms dependent on the dose of infectious material, how often it was ingested, the age of a person, health of the individual and the source of infection. This all has an impact on how and when that person will develop symptoms of vcjd/human BSE.
Some individuals have become ‘silent carriers of mad cow disease’, one in 2,000 of the UK population are probably carrying or incubating the disease, and many more older people may be symptomatic with human mad cow disease but being diagnosed as having dementia.
Just this year a man 37 years old from the UK died of vcjd and he was from the MV genotype group. Victims from the UK have been as young as 12 years old and seniors of 67 years. Globally the figures are the same young children aged 12 have died and older people in their late sixties.
This is a vast range of ages and incubation times. Unless these scientists (below) have been told the exact origins of the infection/food stuff/medicine and from that can collate the exact incubation of the disease this research is based on probabilities and should not be taken as fact.
Over the decades data about vcjd human BSE has been gathered by various government backed scientists who have their own agendas, funding issues and bosses to consider.
Research into vcjd disease can be skewered and not necessarily transparent or independent.
INFORMATION HAS BEEN MANIPULATED TO FIT THEORIES THAT GIVE FALSE REASSURANCES AND KEEP THE PRESSURE OFF GOVERNMENTS, FOOD AND DRUG INDUSTRIES.
To reach such findings in the research below these experts would have to know the exact origins of BSE, when and where all human victims of vcjd so far (including my Andrew) were infected in the UK and globally and the exact source of food/medicine infection and dose. IF THIS IS THE CASE THEY SHOULD PUBLISH THIS NEWS IMMEDIATELY!
if this is not the case the research below has been therefore been conducted from old theories and based on probabilities not facts.
The victims lived for many years in the USA/Canada, so they may well have become infected in America or Canada.
The research below shifts the blame of vcjd human BSE and its source to another country that does not rely on profits from its beef/food industry. Very useful for the food and pharmaceutical industries and corporations that make trillions of dollars annually selling beef and bovine material for foodstuffs and medicines.
Yet again the big food and pharmaceutical corporations continue to run/fund/ manipulate not only global economies but also government policy and scientific study into the deadly ticking health time-bomb that is human mad cow disease.
My thoughts and prayers as always to all victims of cjd their families and friends, I will continue to fight for the truth and justice for our loved ones!
A case cluster of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease linked to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Michael B. Coulthart, Michael D. Geschwind, Shireen Qureshi, Nicolas Phielipp, Alex Demarsh, Joseph Y. Abrams, Ermias Belay, Pierluigi Gambetti, Gerard H. Jansen, Anthony E. Lang, Lawrence B. Schonberger
2609-2616 First published online: 26 September 2016 Michael B. Coulthart
1 Canadian Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance System, Centre for Foodborne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9, Canada Michael D. Geschwind
2 Memory and Aging Center, Box 1207, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA 94143-1207, USA Shireen Qureshi
3 Consultant Neurologist, Dhahran Health Center, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Nicolas Phielipp
4 Department of Neurology, Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Program, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA Alex Demarsh
5 Zoonoses Division, Centre for Foodborne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9, Canada Joseph Y. Abrams
6 Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA Ermias Belay
6 Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA Pierluigi Gambetti
7 Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA Gerard H. Jansen
8 Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9, Canada Anthony E. Lang
7 Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA Lawrence B. Schonberger
6 Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Summary As of mid-2016, 231 cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease—the human form of a prion disease of cattle, bovine spongiform encephalopathy—have been reported from 12 countries. With few exceptions, the affected individuals had histories of extended residence in the UK or other Western European countries during the period (1980–96) of maximum global risk for human exposure to bovine spongiform encephalopathy. However, the possibility remains that other geographic foci of human infection exist, identification of which may help to foreshadow the future of the epidemic. We report results of a quantitative analysis of country-specific relative risks of infection for three individuals diagnosed with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the USA and Canada. All were born and raised in Saudi Arabia, but had histories of residence and travel in other countries. To calculate country-specific relative probabilities of infection, we aligned each patient’s life history with published estimates of probability distributions of incubation period and age at infection parameters from a UK cohort of 171 variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cases. The distributions were then partitioned into probability density fractions according to time intervals of the patient’s residence and travel history, and the density fractions were combined by country. This calculation was performed for incubation period alone, age at infection alone, and jointly for incubation and age at infection. Country-specific fractions were normalized either to the total density between the individual’s dates of birth and symptom onset (‘lifetime’), or to that between 1980 and 1996, for a total of six combinations of parameter and interval. The country-specific relative probability of infection for Saudi Arabia clearly ranked highest under each of the six combinations of parameter × interval for Patients 1 and 2, with values ranging from 0.572 to 0.998, respectively, for Patient 2 (age at infection × lifetime) and Patient 1 (joint incubation and age at infection × 1980–96). For Patient 3, relative probabilities for Saudi Arabia were not as distinct from those for other countries using the lifetime interval: 0.394, 0.360 and 0.378, respectively, for incubation period, age at infection and jointly for incubation and age at infection. However, for this patient Saudi Arabia clearly ranked highest within the 1980–96 period: 0.859, 0.871 and 0.865, respectively, for incubation period, age at infection and jointly for incubation and age at infection. These findings support the hypothesis that human infection with bovine spongiform encephalopathy occurred in Saudi Arabia.
Friday 2nd September 2016
My son Andrew’s birthday yet another beautiful late summer day my son did not live to see!
He has lost so much, the chance to marry, have children, live a long and happy full life, 60 years plus of life extinguished by the greed of the British establishment and political officials. The huge food and pharmaceutical corporations backed by the banks run all governments. These UK/global corporations use lucrative career promotions, funding and finance to make sure officials medical and political remain corrupt and answerable to no one. This was the foundations of the BSE epidemic in animals and the deadly on-going disease vCJD in humans, and the corrupt monstrosity that runs the UK and global economy.
My son Andrew was a thoughtful, healthy and talented young child and grew into a sensitive man he had great integrity and his life was forfeit on the altar of the careers of those I name and shame on this website. There are many other men and women who look and continue to look the other way, they too are culpable.
Today I celebrate my young son and what he meant to me and his sister Emma and to all his family, friends and colleagues. I also celebrate the fact that justice4andy.com has made great strides in getting to the truth and that justice for my son and all those killed, maimed and disabled by human BSE will in the near future get the answers and justice they so need and deserve.
Today I also mourn the loss of my beloved boy Andrew, time doesn’t heal as he should never have died. The pain is as sharp as the day I buried my Andrew three days before Christmas 21st December 2007.
This poem made more famous by the Oscar winning film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ sums up my pain and the pain of all those tens of thousands of families affected by vcjd here in the UK and globally. A UK man made manufactured deadly disease, made In Britain by the corruption of the UK government and exported worldwide. Then condoned by governments around the world.
Nothing can come to any good until this global on-going, toxic corruption regarding BSE and the toxic material that is still entering our food and medicine chain is addressed. Those responsible for Andrews unlawful death continue to profit from their criminal acts. BSE and vCJD has not gone away and the consequences to human and animal health remains deadly for generations.
I have number one Old Bailey criminal court, in central London, booked for all those culpable for my son’s unlawful death…….and the thousands affected and millions exposed to deadly BSE. ‘WHAT WILL SURVIVE OF US IS LOVE’ (Phillip Larkin Poet)
Funeral blues (Stop all the clocks)
By W. H. Auden
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let airplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
‘WHAT WILL SURVIVE OF US IS LOVE‘ Phillip Larkin Poet
Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Sadly earlier this year 37 year old Mark Douglas a horse trainer from Scotland died of vCJD, the human form of BSE. Mark was born in Edinburgh and was an exceptional sportsman who owned a stud farm near Canobie, near Dumfries. He was also MV genotype which apparently should have an incubation period of decades. Victims Vicky Rimmer and Grant Goodwin were also MV gene, neither Vicky or Grant have been officially recognised by the UK government, despite scientists and medics confirming the diagnosis! This is to massage the statistics of the true numbers of people who have and are dying of vcjd secret from the public.
Mark’s, Grant’s and Vicky’s deaths mean that we are all at ‘risk’ of developing vcjd regardless of our genetic type.
My thoughts as always are with Mark’s partner of 20 years Laura Baird, his family and friends and to let them know that the fight for justice and answers continues.
Mark’s unlawful death highlights that vCJD human mad cow disease has not gone away and continues to incubate silently in potentially millions of us across the UK and globally. The increase in cases of dementia in the elderly is in direct correlation with BSE exposure during the 1980’s/1990’s mad cow epidemic and since. Cattle have recently died or developed BSE in the USA, Europe and the UK. How many more have entered the food chain with symptoms and carrying the deadly infection?
My latest documentary has been completed and will soon be broadcast, its totally shocking and current with the issues surrounding BSE and the UK/global food and pharmaceutical industry in 2016. Watch this space!
Tuesday 2nd August 2016
During the last couple of months across Europe and the world we have seen a terrible loss of life. Governments once again remain divided with many ministers/senators/officials seemingly more concerned about their careers and egos than the life and health of the public.
Never before has it been needed for all of us to remain mindful that we are all brothers and sisters of one global family.
Meanwhile behind closed doors governments continue to force feed our children and families food that is unfit for human consumption and will have devastating long term problems for future generations. The health and well-being of our families, animals and environment is on the bottom of the pile for all governments whilst banks, the establishment, agriculture and pharmaceutical organisations finances grow fatter, whilst the global population becomes poorer and less healthy. Without the correct nourishment or medicines individuals are more prone to mental health issues and a variety of diseases.
My son Andrew was killed by this corporate and political greed which now leaks and spills from Westminster and all corridors of power. Corruption and egos are a by-word for influence and power in this country.
I have and will continue to fight for every child’s right for safe food and medicine and the right for all of us to live a long, healthy, safe and happy lives.
Tuesday 21st June 2016
Check out the British Red Cross home page and their current fundraiser ‘Every crisis is personal’ and hear my story and how the Red Cross supported my Andrew during his last days when he was dying of human BSE. The Red Cross is there for everyone no matter what so please support this worthy cause. The Red Cross help people across the UK and the world regardless of their background or circumstance.
‘EVERY CRISIS IS PERSONAL’ British Red Cross
I was unable to get a wheelchair for my Andrew via the NHS or UK Department of Health the Red Cross loaned a wheelchair so that my 24 year old terminally ill son could get out of the house and move around our home. Three months after Andrew died I received a phone call from our local hospital Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire UK. A female medic who did not leave her name asked, ‘ Is Andy there? Can I speak to him?
she continued ‘ As we are now ready to measure him for a wheelchair. However it may still be many months before we can offer one.’
You can imagine this bereaved mothers feelings to this conversation and total disregard for victims of vcjd. People suffering from vCJD/CJD are discriminated against and treated with utter disdain by many in the medical profession who are supposed to be helping and supporting victims and their families. Victims and their families bullied into silence and told not to tell anyone of their loved ones diagnosis, medical equipment and help given piecemeal if at all.
Thank goodness for charities like the Red Cross and their wonderful volunteers.