In 2007 my beloved son Andrew died from vJCD 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 29th January 2016
How many cases of Dementia/Alzheimer’s are really human mad cow disease?
‘1 IN 2,000 of the UK population now carry or incubate the human form of mad cow disease’ Health Protection Agency 2012
There is growing evidence that many cases of dementia are in fact mis- diagnosed CJD. Millions of us globally have been exposed to BSE infected material. Millions now developing dementia would have been exposed to the same lethal pathogen as my son Andrew, who was unlawfully killed by human BSE in December 2007 aged 24.
Hansard the archives of the UK Houses of Parliament, 24th July 2014, Science and Technology Select Committee is a report from an inquiry into the on-going risks of Human BSE within the UK and globally.
One of the inquiries many recommendations to the UK Government was:
‘ Calls for government to back research into atypical dementia amid concerns that CJD is being misdiagnosed particularly in the elderly’ (conclusions para 21) House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.
The global population is also being exposed to human mad cow disease BSE via medical instruments. As thousands of patients infectious with CJD but not showing symptoms are contaminating hospital equipment during medical procedures.
Currently world wide there is no efficient sterilisation procedure used in hospitals,clinics, medical centres that routinely clean instruments sufficiently to eradicate the deadly agent that causes human BSE/vCJD what also called ‘ prion disease’.
The report below highlights how cases of Alzheimer’s are considered infectious. Many experts are now investigating and finding links between the growing cases of dementia world -wide and human BSE. How many cases of Alzheimer’s/dementia are really vcjd? Brave scientists and experts who have spoken out about their research have been threatened and then silenced many intimidated with funding cuts.
Governments globally continue to protect the huge pharmaceuticals/ food corporations and those named and shamed on this website, rather than protect public health.
So millions of people suffering from dementia type symptoms will be denied the correct diagnosis and treatments, as authorities hide the truth about the ongoing lethal consequences of BSE to humans and animals globally.
Many cases of dementia will be the result of exposure to BSE infected material or via contaminated medicines, medical equipment, vaccines, blood, tissue, organs or medical procedures.
The authorities and their officials will continue to try and mask cases of vcjd human mad cow as dementia instead of the preventable disease human BSE.
I urge all families affected by cjd or have relatives affected by dementia type disease to challenge, question the medics and get the answers and the correct treatments your loved ones need and deserve. Contact me with any information you may have as this will be essential to my investigations.
The truth is gradually surfacing and soon our loved ones will receive the justice and support they need. Join me with this campaign, lobby your MP, Senator, the media, speak out about your experiences to your neighbours and friends. Together we can get the answers and put those responsible for the BSE epidemic into a criminal court.
This will finally help us all to move forward towards treatments and cures and to protect our children and grandchildren from the lethal consequences of Vcjd/ Prion disease.
Monday 11th January 2016
This week I had a two page feature published in popular magazine ‘Woman’s Own’ about Andrews campaign and my on going journey through grief. I wrote from the heart and talked about my experiences as a mother coping with loosing Andrew through vCJD and how grieving for a child is a life long journey of pain and memories.
With millions of readers the article has received a great deal of response from members of the public both in the UK and abroad.
Every time someone reads this blog, website, my book or articles about human BSE it gives my Andrew and all victims of human mad cow disease a much needed voice, in an world where increasingly the vulnerable and ordinary citizens are being undermined and dismissed by the establishment.
Thursday 24th December 2015
As another year is about to end BSE in cattle and vCJD the human equivalent continues to kill, devastate and disable. During this year cattle in Norway, Canada, Wales, England and across the globe continue to develop and die of BSE mad cow disease.
Across the UK and globe families are distraught as they watch their loved one die of the human form of mad cow disease, and still the UK government and governments across the globe refuse to acknowledge the ticking health time-bomb that has left ‘ one in 2,000 of the UK population carrying or incubating vcjd’ (Health Protection Agency research 2012). Millions more across the world have been exposed to the deadly disease BSE, via contaminated food and medicines.
John Gummer one of the enablers of human BSE is now head of the UK Climate Committee and has just attended a huge conference about the environment and climate change in Paris. The terrible irony of his continual influence in UK politics and financial power astounds and shocks me to the core.
However the campaign www.justice4andy.com continues to gain more power as families affected by BSE and the public unite in wanting a better world, with transparent and honest governments and officials. One day very soon my Andrew and all victims of vCJD and their families and friends will get the justice they need and deserve.
As 2015 ends and 2016 begins in just a few short days, I have never been more positive about the goals of this campaign finally coming to fruition.
My love for my son is stronger than any politicians influence or government, as there is no sell by date for a mothers love or determination to make good the promises I made to my dying boy.
‘Mum find out who did this to me’ and ‘make sure this never happens to anyone else.’
Andrews dying wishes 2007
Wednesday 16th December 2015
WHAT WILL SURVIVE OF US IS LOVE (Phillip Larkin)
Eight years today my beloved son Andrew died of vCJD, his young once healthy body and mind destroyed by a UK man made totally avoidable disease. Andrew was unlawfully killed.
I think of my beautiful dark haired, violet eyed boy every morning I awake and every night before I go to sleep. Time never heals when you have lost your child to the human form of mad cow disease/ Human BSE.
He was my Andrew dead at just 24 years old, he could be your son. He could be you!
Please continue to support www.justice4andy.com in memory of my son Andrew and all the other sons and daughters that have been and continue to be exposed to BSE and will die or be disabled by vcjd in the coming months and years.
Wednesday December 10th 2015
Last week I attended ‘the only way is ethics’ one of the UK’s biggest ethical festival. The festival was a week of various events, talks, music and gigs in a variety of venues across Glasgow, Scotland.
I gave a talk about the campaign and we showed a trailer of our new documentary, ‘Cash. Cows and Cover-ups’ which will be completed next year.
Here is a photo of me and Director Joe Mclean at the event. Thank you Scotland for your lovely welcome and supporting the campaign, also to all the people that we filmed and interviewed.
Tuesday December 1st 2015
COW IN CANADA DEVELOPS BSE
Another cow develops BSE in yet another country, ( see link below) how many BSE infectious cattle across the UK and worldwide have entered the human food chain without showing symptoms? Cattle never develop BSE in isolation, their siblings, parents and others in the herd would either be incubating mad cow or carrying the deadly disease without showing symptoms. Cattle can carry BSE for over a decade and humans upwards of 50 years before developing the lethal brain disease vCJD the human equivalent of mad cow disease. During that incubation period animals can be processed into the food chain and humans can donate blood, have operations and pass the disease onwards to other individuals.
How many more people will die of the human form of mad cow disease? before governments put aside their greed and misguided loyalty to the huge food and pharmaceutical corporations and admit there is a lethal ticking health time-bomb within the animal and human population. Too many government officials, politicians have close connections with the pharmaceutical/ agriculture industries, corrupt establishment figures look the other way whilst huge profits are made for shareholders, whilst human and animal health are bottom of the list.
Nineteenth Case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Canada
Friday 2nd October 2015
A cow drops dead from mad cow disease on a farm in Wales. How many more cows not showing symptoms of BSE continue to enter the human food chain here in the UK and globally?
How safe is our food? watch ‘cows cash and cover-ups investigating vcjd to find out more:
Saturday 26th September 2015
Today I attended the Memory Walk in Portsmouth in aid of a ‘world without dementia’. People from across the area with their families, dogs and children walked either 3km or 10km in memory of a loved one who had died or were suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
I was there to offer my support and raise awareness about CJD and all forms of dementia and how patients with dementia need the correct diagnosis as speedily as possible to receive the correct medication and treatment; for their particular form of the disease.
I was also there to remember my son Andrew and to highlight that very young people in their teens and early twenties also can suffer from the terrible symptoms of dementia, due to CJD the human form of BSE.
Thursday 10th September 2015
Explosive research by a leading UK scientist Professor John Collinge has revealed that Alzheimer’s may be transmissible in the same way as vCJD, the human form of mad cow disease.
Alzheimer’s disease which causes devastating memory loss, will now be recognised as ‘prion disease’ under the same umbrella as the human form of BSE.
Professor Collinge’ from University College London, research raises concerns that Alzheimer’s could be transmitted via surgery and blood transfusions, in the same way that Human Mad Cow disease has claimed many of its victims.
I am glad that Professor Collinge who treated my son, has revealed his findings. For some time experts have warned there is a strong link between the millions of people contracting dementia world- wide and CJD
All of these patients would have been exposed to BSE infected material during the 1980s and 1990s.
Infected beef flooded the UK and global human food and medicine chain for over a decade.
I gave oral and written evidence at the House of Commons, for the Science and Technology Committee. Their report raised grave concerns about many older people being mis-diagnoised with atypical dementia when in fact they have cjd.*
I will continue to push for all hospital patients and blood donors to be screened for vcjd, to prevent other needless deaths. I will also continue to be the voice of all of those affected by cjd and dementia.
It’s what my Andrew asked me to do.
*( House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report ‘ After the storm? UK blood safety and the risk of vcjd’ Conclusions Para 21)
Tuesday 8th September 2015
Three people in the last month have died of the human form of mad cow disease in Italy, two of the latest victims came from the Puglia region and died within a few weeks of each other.
Many cases of vcjd have been diagnosed in Italy and then brushed under the carpet by officialdom. I know of this because of my visits to Italy and meeting/filming families affected.
Human BSE continues to kill , whilst governments continue to hide the true numbers of cases in an effort to protect the agriculture, pharmaceutical and food industries and their huge profits.
My condolences to the Italians families affected, I will continue to fight for all victims of vcjd and their loved ones.
‘Mad cow’ fears after man dies in Turin
Published: 07 Sep 2015 10:21 GMT+02:00
An investigation has been opened after a man died from suspected ‘mad cow’ disease in Turin last week.
Francesco Catapano, a 53 year old from Ottaviano near Naples, was hospitalized in Turin in June and was later diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, otherwise known as ‘mad cow”disease.
He died on September 1st at Turin’s Molinette hospital.
The illness causes the brain tissue to deteriorate rapidly, resulting in death, usually within months.
It became notorious in the 1990s after an outbreak was attributed to eating infected meat and dubbed ‘mad cow’ disease by the media.
Only one form of the disease, variant CJD, is due to eating contaminated food, but officials believe this could be the cause of Catapano’s death.
“Genetic predisposition was not revealed during early exams and some of the results from the diagnostic procedure suggest that the case may be down to contaminated food,” Antonio Scarmozzino, health director at Molinette hospital, told La Stampa.
Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Today would have been Andrews birthday, so many long years without my son, so many years that Andrew should have lived, laughed and loved. He died at 24 and today he would have been just 32 years old. So young so much to live for…..
Time can never heal when there are so many unanswered questions about human BSE, and those responsible free and able to reap the financial rewards of their corruption and lies. Most have either become millionaires or very wealthy because of their involvement in the human BSE cover-up. Douglas Hogg, who fiddled his MPs expenses and was one of the architects of BSE and its corruption has just been made a peer in the House of Lords. Prime Minister, David Cameron is full of praise of Hogg who allowed millions of our families to be exposed to the human form of mad cow disease. Hogg will now sit alongside John Gummer in the House of Lords.
Any psychologist will tell you that families of children unlawfully killed, can never find any semblance of peace until those responsible for their loss have been made accountable.
I will continue to campaign and to strife for justice for Andrew and all victims of cjd, whilst safeguarding other families.
The world is a much poorer place without my beautiful boy Andrew, and remains a darker place whilst those responsible for BSE and it lethal on-going consequences to humans and animals remain feted and free.
Young Life cut short – for the brother of a dear friend
Do not judge a biography by it’s length,
Nor by the number of pages in it.
Judge it by the richness of it’s contents
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant
Do not judge a song by it’s duration
Nor by the number of it’s notes
Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful
And when something has enriched your life
And when it’s melody lingers on in your heart
Is it unfinished?
Or is it endless?
Monday 3rd August 2015
Do we really know what’s in our kids food?
Be part of a major film, keep our families safe from the on-going threat of human BSE. As the latest horse meat scandal highlighted – do we honestly know what’s going on in our food?
We need just a couple of thousand pounds to complete our one hour shocking documentary which will blow the lid on the corruptions and cover-ups in Westminster and globally, that allow large food corporations and pharmaceuticals to dictate government policy.
If you care about the food you eat, the politicians you elect, the scientists you place your trust in….
then support us in our investigative film, for the people by the people.
It will change the way you eat and shop!
or Partickular Films, Hayburn Studios, 23 Burgh Hill Street, Partick, Glasgow, G11 5N
Wednesday 8th July 2015
Check out the new documentary which will reveal, the many secret documents and cover-ups I have discovered, regarding BSE. Corruption within our government that goes right to the top of the establishment.
How millions of us have been exposed to a deadly disease which the UK government condoned, because they put profits of big business and officials careers before our children’s lives and futures. Human Mad Cow disease continues to kill in 2015 and affects us all. View the documentary to find out more.
Cows, cash, and cover ups, investigating variant CJD 2015 and beyond