- Hello Jeff,
- Whether you call it nvCJD or CJD or mad cow, the writer
of this letter knows, first hand, the results. He witnessed his mother's
fight with and death from prion disease.
- Patty _____
- This was sent to Oprah Winfrey, reprinted here by permission:
- I am the mad son of a dead mom who died of madcow (heidenhain
variant creutzfeldt-jacob disease).
- I sat with her for 10 weeks and watched as this hidious
disease ate her brain up. She wrote in her journal that she started to
see brown spots on sept. 27, 1997. These were her first symptoms -- approximately.
10 days later she was blind, about 2 weeks later she had lost control of
her coordination, walking, and speech.
- She would get these uncontrolable jerks that at times
would take 3 of us to hold her down. Around the 8th week she was totally
bedridden. She died in the 10th week on 12-14-97. THANK GOD!
- If you ever see this disease, as I did with my mom, you
will truly believe that madcow is here. I truely believe that is what my
mom died of. They can call it what ever they want to.
- Now, I will take this a step further. My neighbor's mother
also died of CJD. She died on 12-14-96. They had diagnosed it as Alzheimer's
- until the autopsy he demanded ruled out Alzheimers and ruled in CJD.
- About a month ago my neighbor called me over, he had
been going through some old boxes of his mom's and came across some pills
he thought I should see. When I read the ingredients, I just about sh*t!
- INGREDIENTS: vacuum dried bovine brain, bone meal, bovine
eye, veal bone, bovine liver powder, bovine adrenal, vacuum dried bovine
kidney, and vacuum dried porcine stomach. It was a cow in a pill! This
woman taking these pills died of CJD. Could it be madcow in a pill?
- I called the Texas Departmen Of Health (T.D.H.) the next
day, and the following day they were out here and got the pills. I had
located the manufacture and called with a bogus story and a list of doctors
that would prescribe them in Houston. The T.D.H. called a few days later,
asking for the list of doctors, their phone numbers, and told me they would
take it from there. I need not pursue it any further.
- Not to long ago, 4 or 5 weeks, a girl showed up at my
door. She had called crying a week earlier and could not talk. She had
seen a story on TV about my mother. Anyway, when I first saw her I knew
she had seen it, too (madcow). Her mother had died of CJD on 2-14-97.
- This disease is here and you can call it what ever you
want: CJD, nvCJD, hvCJD, BSE, or Mad Cow. But, that young man who died
of nvCJD in England, Steve Churchhill, had the exact same symptoms as my
- There is also a girl in Ft. Worth Texas who called me.
She had seen an article about my mom in the dallas morning news. Her dad
had died of CJD. So far, we have come up with about 18 people who have
died of CJD in texas, 15 confirmed. I have heard from other people that
it is up to 32.
- I am tired of hearing this crap about nvCJD being in
just young people. That same old line about how nv-cjd victims are much
younger and their clinical course from first sign of symtoms to death is
much longer. Any disease's clinical course is going to be longer in younger
people, because their body and organs are much younger and healthier. But,
in the end, their brains are full of spongiform holes, just like the older
folks. Just because the plaques are more extreme, does not mean its a different
disease. Could it not be just a more extreme case of typical CJD?
- Greed is what it is all about. They banned feeding cattle
to cattle. But are still allowed to feed those 'downer' cows to pork and
poultry. Then they are still allowed to feed the pork and poultry byproducts
back to the cows.
- Now Dr. Gibbs writes that the prion-protien can survive
the digestinal track and composting process. So the prion-protein goes
right back to the cow. We must ban feeding all animals to animals. Its
just an endless cycle of greed that's killing people.
- I have requested that further tests be done on my mom's
brain (frozen tissue, paraffeine sections and serum) be sent to case Western
Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, to Dr. Pierre Lugi Gambetti.
- I hope you find some interest in this. I just don't believe
we are being told everything. The government lied about asbestos for 75
- P.S.-- the results from Case Western Reserve Universitiy,
on my Mothers Brain, came back positive for the prion protein PrPres, confirming
the prion disease.
- Kind regards,
- Terry S. Singelary Sr. Bacliff, Texas USA
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