Parents in Memphis, Tennessee, are mourning the loss of their baby girl Ja’Liyah Cortize Turner, after she passed away in her sleep, less than four days after receiving seven vaccines. Her mother Quavia felt pressured into getting her daughter further vaccinated, even though she didn’t want to, because her daughter had a bad reaction from the round of vaccines given to her earlier.
Ja’Liyah’s autopsy report did not mention the vaccines even though she still had the knots on her legs at the injection sites. Her cause of death was ruled “Unknown, Undetermined.” The autopsy stated Ja’Liyah had no significant medical history contributing to her death. Yet, it is very significant Ja’Liyah had just received seven vaccines four days earlier.
Tennessee is ranked third in the nation for having the highest infant mortality rate in the United States.  The CDC and vaccine manufacturers admit life-threatening allergic reactions and death can be the outcome of receiving any vaccine.  When children are given multiple vaccines during each pediatric visit, like Ja’Liyah was, this can increase their chance of suffering a lethal reaction caused by overstimulation of their undeveloped immune system. 
A person’s chance of suffering an adverse vaccine reaction is greater if they carry certain genes that make them more susceptible to vaccine injuries or if they have any underlying illnesses at the time of vaccination. 
African-American and some Native American Indian infants suffer from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) at rates two to three times more than other babies.  Ja’Liyah was born from African-American and Native American descent. This ethnic background suggests she had a higher probability of carrying a specific gene associated with an increased risk of injury if she were vaccinated. Her parents were not informed of this information.
Susceptible groups occur in all populations. Genetic screening prior to these pediatric visits when numerous vaccines are given should be a top priority. Rather than fund studies to help screen these children before they are vaccinated on schedule, the CDC helped halt efforts to fund more studies to identify these individuals at risk. 
The former head of the National Institute of Health (NIH), Dr. Bernadine Healy, stated her concerns about limiting this research because the need to protect children is great, by identifying if they are more vulnerable to vaccine injuries. 
Ja’Liyah’s life was taken too soon. Quavia shares with us what life has been like for her family since losing their daughter. She seeks closure to this chapter in her life and wants to inform others about the awful truth that vaccine injuries are being covered up by health officials, to make the vaccines appear safer than they really are.
“We Thought We Were Protecting Her”
Quavia shares what happened to her family:
“When my daughter Ja’Liyah was born on November 29, 2013, she weighed 5 pounds and 6 ounces. She was given the Hep B vaccine soon after birth. I have that on video and it makes me cringe when I see that now.
At her two month check-up, she was given 8 vaccines. They were DTaP, Polio, Hib, Hep B, PCV and the oral Rotavirus vaccine. That was on January 29, 2014. After that appointment, she had a high fever, treated without pain meds because she was too young for that. And she had knots in her legs where they injected her, which I put warm towels on.
I took her to the emergency room and no one led me to believe what these symptoms represented, that any further vaccines could cause worse harm. I was told these were normal reactions and not to worry.
A month and a half later when Ja’Liyah was 3 ½ months old, my milk dried up. I was really upset but had to stop nursing her because of this. We switched her to drinking baby formula.
Then, as unaware as I was, because I listened to the doctor, she was given 7 vaccines at her four month checkup on Monday, April 14, 2014. She was given DTaP, Polio, Hib, PCV and the oral Rotavirus vaccine.”
“After the doctor’s visit, she was fussy afterwards. She suffered the same reactions as last time. I took her to the emergency room that same night after her shots, because she started running a high fever. They said it was normal and sent us home.
She was not given anything at the hospital and I didn’t give her any pain medication because again, she was too young. Her fever eventually broke.
I was putting warm towels on her legs where they injected her. I kept the bandages on her legs so I would know exactly where to put the warm towels, even though the knots were still present.
A couple days later, she seemed to be doing fine, being her normal self, but she still had the knots from the shots on her legs.
Three days after the vaccines were given to her, on Thursday night, I cooked dinner, we all ate and then played. We were up late, like we normally are. We adapted to Ja’Liyah’s sleeping habits, instead of forcing her to sleep during normal times. At the time, her older brother Duke was 5. He hadn’t started school yet because his birthday is later in the year, so he wasn’t set to start school until August. So it was no bother for him to be up late too.
At about 3 A.M. the kids were up playing. I was like, are you going to go to sleep little girl, she just giggled like she normally did. I was holding her up while she was jumping, like my mom taught her to.
I changed and fed her and put her in bed, she fell asleep. Her brother fell asleep in the same room. We usually co-slept but were trying to teach the kids to sleep in their own beds.
Friday morning at around 7 A.M., I went in there to feed and change her. She took her bottle I brought to her and she smiled. After I finished feeding her, I laid her in the bed next to her brother and she went back to sleep. They were used to sleeping next to each other. Even during the day, she would hardly leave her brother alone if he wasn’t paying attention to her.
That was the last time I saw my love alive …
A little while later, I got up, went in the room and looked in at them, both kids were still soundly sleeping, so I decided I would continue to clean, wash, and pack. We were getting ready to move on Monday, to a bigger place for our growing family. We’d already put the deposit down and had mostly packed up the house.
My son woke up. I checked my phone, called my dad, went to the bathroom, and called my mom.
After that, around 10:22 A.M., I went back in the room and was messing with Ja’Liyah, thinking she would be awake by now. Normally, when I pounce on the bed, she would move, but she didn’t this time.
I rubbed her head and she didn’t embrace my touch. I just stared at her because something didn’t look or feel right to me. I was looking for the stomach going up and down, I saw nothing. I remember just screaming, My Baby Gone, She Gone …
I remember my son Duke screaming. I remember their dad Jarvis coming in, grabbing her, and trying to do CPR. I remember me trying to clean her mouth and nose.
She wasn’t facing me, she was facing the wall. She had what looked like a mixture of thick fluids and a small amount of blood coming from her mouth and nose and even her ears she had stuff coming out of them. I was wiping her while my husband was holding her and doing CPR. We were trying to clean her but it just kept coming out. Both my husband and my shirts were stained.
I called 911. It seemed they took forever to arrive.
When the emergency responders came, they laid my baby on the ground and I flipped out. I remember my dad pulling up. I remember the look on my son’s face and the look on my husband’s face when they told us we could not go with her to the hospital.
She was to ride alone to the hospital, they told us no one was allowed to ride with her.
We sat around waiting. I remember telling Jarvis, baby I gotta go, tell them take whatever they need from me to keep her live, get it from me, she can have whatever from me, and you give her the blood from me. I remember him saying “please no”…
My aunt went to the hospital but they would not let her back there with Ja’Liyah. They said my aunt could go to the hospital, to be with her, which made us think that Ja’Liyah was alive. Only for someone to come tell us, that she didn’t make it. We were so furious.
I remember Jarvis punching bricks off the wall, before I fainted.
My daughter received her 4 month shots on Monday April 14, 2014 and she was gone by early Friday morning April 18, 2014. I honestly didn’t know what caused her death when it happened.
I was not investigated, because it was ruled no foul play. They did however assign a DCFS worker to my family, to make sure we were okay and coping, and to make sure my son was doing okay. Their approach was not all good because when they first called me, the worker asked if my child is safe, referring to my son. As if to say we had something to do with Ja’Liyah’s death and they were looking to place blame and were asking if our son was harmed too.
I wouldn’t tolerate that. I had nothing taken from me, they came and took pictures and asked questions, but that’s about it. Everyone, even people that do not know us, know we are excellent parents to the kids. So they never questioned us like that.
The day after she passed, she had the autopsy done on Saturday morning, April 19, 2014.
I got to see Ja’Liyah on Monday, April 21, 2014, after the funeral home got her and cleaned her body. I asked the Funeral director to see her, I needed to see her, It broke me down to see her like that, they had cotton balls in her nose, and she was darkening.
The medical examiner said my daughter was perfect and he couldn’t find anything, even though she still had the knots on her legs at the injections sites.
Her cause of death was ruled as Unknown, Undetermined. Vaccines she was just given were not mentioned on the autopsy report, her recent emergency room visit was not listed on the report, and her reactions to the vaccines were not listed on the report. Yet Ja’Liyah’s report stated there was no known significant medical history. All of this information was significant but intentionally ignored.”