Rebecca Harreman has been attacked by anti-vaxxers since sharing a video of her son suffering with whooping cough.
Yesterday we shared her video to help raise awareness of the horrible condition. Rebecca has since spoke of the ongoing attacks she has received via Facebook.
Rebecca wrote on Facebook:
…and the haters are rolling in…
Wow. I can’t believe how much attention my post has gotten. While I’m completely overwhelmed with messages of love and support from strangers and friends, I really didn’t think that people would personally message me to tell me I am wrong.
I didn’t intend to offend anyone in particular with my views. Because they are just that – MY views.
But since some anti-vaxxers seem to feel they can share and say anything they want, even if it is unreliable, and I’m not allowed to have my say or share my own personal experience… well then I say bring it! No more turning a blind eye and not sharing opinions for fear it will upset someone else. It’s called freedom of speech. If they can say what they want, then so can I.
…and one would think you wouldn’t want to upset a mumma bear when her baby is hurting bad
She followed up with another post this morning sharing that her baby boy was back in hospital and the ongoing attacks were getting out of hand…
Okay this is getting out of hand.
I truly appreciate all the messages of love and support and well wishes from strangers all over the world. It’s incredible and truly meant a lot. I also appreciate all the questions coming in for those people fence sitting on whether or not to vaccinate. There are literally hundreds of them coming in. But I unfortunately don’t have time to respond to everyone’s messages, even though I’d really love to.
Because as of this moment Austin is back in hospital and my inbox is packed to the brim, people are reporting my family portrait for nudity on FB and let’s not even start on what the anti-vaxxers are sending me.
So I’m making this post another public one just to say thankyou and it’s time for me to go private so I can just concentrate on my family, my son and his health.
Yesterday we tried to contact Rebecca, but respect her need for privacy to avoid the ongoing abuse.
Queensland Health have issued an alert for Whooping Cough outbreak. Please make sure you are aware of the signs and risks to young infants.
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