Wednesday, November 25, 2009

CJD - Against All Odds: Daron Soard

Against All Odds: Daron Soard

Reported by: Tinisha Shade WCIA 3 Sunday, Nov 22, 2009 @11:15pm CST

January 2005 a handsome and healthy Daron Soard enlisted in the army. Later that year he graduated from Ranger School. Daron traveled the world on special missions. He excelled and was climbing the ranks. While on leave in 2006 he met and fell in love the woman who would soon be his wife. He proposed to Brandi a week after they met. One month later the two were married. Life was good. Then in 2007 Daron started getting sick. He spent a month in a hospital in Italy where he was stationed. Test after test. Then, the devastating news: His odds were one in a million but Daron had somehow contracted a rare disease. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease attacks and eventually destroys the neuromuscular system, brain, and muscles including the heart. Doctors told him he was going to die. Brandi was expecting their first child. She still had about seven months until her due date, and according to doctors, Daron probably wouldn't make it Daron says, “My son was going to be born in the beginning or March, and to see him born, Captain Harris said that would be a miracle.” Thanksgiving came and went along with Christmas, and his first wedding anniversary Then, the day no one thought Daron would see. The birth of his son Dana Michael. “I think that was one of the main things that was pushing me just one more day, just to be able to see my sons face.” Even though Daron's survival has stumped the medical community his condition still takes a toll on his daily life. He's tired lost a lot of muscle mass, and takes several prescriptions everyday to control the pain. He says he knows he's here on borrowed time. Daron says he doesn't know why he's still here, but says he plans to live his life to the fullest, against all odds.

VIDEO

http://illinoishomepage.net/content/video/?cid=118871


Against All Odds: Daron Soard

http://illinoishomepage.net/content/fulltext/?cid=118871


Another sad nightmare from CJD. My heart and condolences goes out to Daron and his family. With what little information we have to date, we can only hope that Daron and his family are treated better than James Alford and his family was. many questions. WERE our soldiers getting the same food as our children in the USDA certified National School Lunch Program from Dead Stock Downer Cows? let's pray that they were NOT. from the video, Daron looks fairly young. young, old, does it really matter. another needless victim of CJD, and of course, with all politics that surround it, we will never know the route and source of this agent of the so called sporadic CJD's. ...TSS


Friday, August 22, 2008

Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease and Veterans and how they are treated at death

http://creutzfeldt-jakob-disease.blogspot.com/2008/08/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-and-veterans.html



CJD STAFF SGT. JAMES ALFORD 25


http://www.blackfive.net/main/2004/10/a_dying_hero_ss.html



http://www.blackfive.net/main/2004/03/ssg_james_alfor.html



http://creutzfeldt-jakob-disease.blogspot.com/2008/12/james-alford-succumbs-to-cjd-after-long.html



Monday, November 23, 2009

A case of atypical scrapie/Nor98 in a sheep from New Zealand

http://nor-98.blogspot.com/2009/11/case-of-atypical-scrapienor98-in-sheep.html



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

R-CALF: 40 Groups Disagree With USDA's Latest BSE Court Submission


http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2009/11/r-calf-40-groups-disagree-with-usdas.html



Monday, November 23, 2009

BSE GBR RISK ASSESSMENTS UPDATE NOVEMBER 23, 2009 COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND O.I.E.


http://docket-aphis-2006-0041.blogspot.com/2009/11/bse-gbr-risk-assessments-update.html



Thursday, November 12, 2009

BSE FEED RECALL Misbranding of product by partial label removal to hide original source of materials 2009


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/11/bse-feed-recall-misbranding-of-product.html



Friday, September 4, 2009

FOIA REQUEST ON FEED RECALL PRODUCT 429,128 lbs. feed for ruminant animals may have been contaminated with prohibited material Recall # V-258-2009


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/09/foia-request-on-feed-recall-product.html



Saturday, August 29, 2009

FOIA REQUEST FEED RECALL 2009 Product may have contained prohibited materials Bulk Whole Barley, Recall # V-256-2009


http://madcowfeed.blogspot.com/2009/08/foia-request-feed-recall-2009-product.html



2009 UPDATE ON ALABAMA AND TEXAS MAD COWS 2005 and 2006


http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2006/08/bse-atypical-texas-and-alabama-update.html



Monday, October 19, 2009

Atypical BSE, BSE, and other human and animal TSE in North America Update October 2009


http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2009/10/atypical-bse-bse-and-other-human-and.html



Thursday, November 05, 2009


Incidence and spectrum of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease variants with mixed phenotype and co-occurrence of PrPSc types: an updated classification


http://creutzfeldt-jakob-disease.blogspot.com/2009/11/incidence-and-spectrum-of-sporadic.html



PLEASE be aware, for 4 years, the USDA fed our children all across the Nation dead stock downer cows, the most high risk cattle for BSE aka mad cow disease and other dangerous pathogens. who will watch our children for CJD for the next 5+ decades ???

SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM FROM DOWNER CATTLE UPDATE


http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2009/05/who-will-watch-children.html



http://downercattle.blogspot.com/



FNS All Regions Affected School Food Authorities By State United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service National School Lunch Program March 24, 2008 School Food Authorities Affected by Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. Beef Recall February 2006 - February 2008


http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/safety/Hallmark-Westland_byState.pdf



Approximately 50.3 million pounds of the beef recalled by HallmarkNVestland went to federal nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program, and of those 50.3 million pounds, about 19.6 million pounds had already been consumed at the time the recall was issued. Release No. 0054.08, USDA, Transcript of Technical Briefing - HallmarldWestland Meat Packing Company (Feb. 21, 2008).

9. HSUS members that consume meat products, including beef products, are concerned about eating adulterated meat products and the health risks associated with such adulterated meat. Specifically, they are concerned that downed cattle are at an increased risk for harboring and transmitting BSE prions and other pathogens. The consumption of meat products derived from BSE-infected cattle is believed to cause a human neurological disease known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease ("vCJD"). The disease is progressive, invariably fatal, and there is no known effective treatment or cure. Downed cattle may also be at higher risk for harboring other foodborne transmissible pathogens, including E. coli 0157:H7, Salmonella, and anthrax. By allowing downed cattle to enter the food supply, USDA's regulatory loophole injures members of The HSUS by placing them at an increased risk of contracting these food-borne illnesses each time they eat beef. 10. Members of The HSUS are also concerned about the meat products provided to their children through the National School Lunch Program. More than 31 million school children receive lunches through the program each school day. To assist states in providing healthful, low-cost or free meals, USDA provides states with various commodities including ground beef. As evidenced by the HallmarkNVestland investigation and recall, the potential for downed animals to make their way into the National School Lunch Program is neither speculative nor hypothetical.


http://biotech.law.lsu.edu/cases/FDA/hsus-v-schafer-usda-complaint.pdf



please see full text here ;

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SEAC EFFECT OF AGE ON THE PATHOGENESIS OF TRANSMISSIBLE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHIES SEAC 103/2



http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2009/11/seac-effect-of-age-on-pathogenesis-of.html





Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SEAC NEW RESULTS ON IDIOPATHIC BRAINSTEM NEURONAL CHROMATOLYSIS (IBNC) FROM THE VETERINARY LABORATORIES AGENCY (VLA) SEAC 103/1



http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2009/11/seac-new-results-on-idiopathic.html







TSS

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