In May 2017, toddler Nicholas Catone died suddenly. He was the son of a famous MMA fighter Nick Catone and wife Marjorie Madison-Catone. Nicholas’s mother is a nurse, so MMA fighter Nick decided to put up a billboard in Kansas City to raise awareness around an issue that does not have adequate scientific proof. In the billboard, which features the dead toddler’s face, Catone quoted his wife saying that “vaccines can kill.”
Because Nicholas died suddenly, the Catone family is looking for a reason why it happened. They blame the DTaP vaccination for the death of their son who was 20 months old when it happened.
The DTaP vaccine has saved thousands of lives since it was first introduced. It helps children under the age of seven develop immunity to deadly diseases including tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough. Nevertheless, Catone wanted to share his heartbreaking story with the Kansas City public and push for other children not to get vaccinated.
Nicholas died in his sleep at the family’s New Jersey home seventeen days after he received his DTaP vaccine. Since that day, his parents have been searching for a reason to explain why their son suddenly died.
Although no scientific evidence proves that vaccines can kill, the MMA fighter and his wife feel that they do.
Marjorie Madison-Catone has worked as a nurse for twelve years. Her husband is a retired fighter.
Because they lost their son and wanted his legacy to live on, they are using Nicholas as the face of their campaign to scare parents from taking vaccines.
Along with the face of their son, the billboard features the quote, “As a nurse, I was never taught vaccines can kill until my son was a victim.”
Catone got the billboard up in Kansas City as part of the Learn The Risk campaign that wants to fight vaccines. The nonprofit organization has installed billboards in Nicholas’s hometown of Brick, New Jersey as well as Boston, Massachusetts; Syracuse, New York; and Middletown, Connecticut.
Soon after the billboards went up, Learn The Risk shared a post about the issue: “As with many healthy children that die right after vaccines, his (Nicholas’s) death was labeled Sudden Infant Death (not a real cause, only a label). 23,000 babies die in the US in their first year of life. During that same period, children get 35 toxin-filled vaccines. Sudden death is a known side effect of vaccines. Coincidence?!”
Scare tactics and conspiracy theories are behind such anti-vaccine campaigns. Some people claim that the government uses the vaccines to inject tracking devices into the populace. Others say they are putting mind control serum into people. But really they are just trying to keep people alive in the face of deadly diseases that exist in the world.
The autopsy of Nicholas’s body showed no indication that the vaccine was the cause of his death. Nevertheless, Catone and his wife were determined to find a connection.
“Instantly, I had this guy motherly instinct that the only thing that came across his path was that he was recently vaccinated,” Marjorie told News 12.
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