Hi. My name is Christina Richelle Tarsell, but people call me Chris. I celebrated my 21st birthday in November 2007; I did not live to see my 22nd.  Suddenly and inexplicably, I died in bed in June 2008. An autopsy report said that the cause of my death was undetermined. My family wanted to know what happened to me and, led by attorney Mark Sadaka, they pursued an extensive investigation. World-class experts in immunology, Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld and   cardiology and electrophysiology, Dr. Michael Eldar determined that I died from an arrhythmia induced by an autoimmune response to the HPV vaccine Gardasil which I had received only days before my death. Incredibly, by law, vaccine manufacturers like Merck cannot be held liable for injuries and deaths caused by their vaccines. The only recourse my family had was to file a claim against the Secretary of Health and Human Services to hold them accountable. After 8 long years, the government finally conceded that we met our burden of proof that Gardasil caused my death. This is a precedent setting case. I am deeply grateful to everyone who, guided by truth and a higher consciousness,would not let my death be dismissed as a "coincidence." Here are the links to the ruling by Judge Coster Williams and the revised ruling by the Special Master(The Special Master's revised summary still has several errors and misrepresentations but concludes with a judgment in our favor.) 

No family should have to go through this. Research shows that thousands of young people experience autoimmune and cardiac disorders, many fatal, after Gardasil inoculations. With this website, my family wants to share information that might prevent other tragedies. They welcome your comments and emails at chriscares@live.com. Be well, Chris.

Quote from whistleblower Dr. Dalbergue, a former pharmaceutical industry physician for Merck, who stated in the April 2014 issue (no.66) of Principes de Sante (Health Principles):                                                                "I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point..., the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine...has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers."


I am Emily Tarsell, Chris’s mother. Since Chris died in June of 2008, I have grieved with other families whose daughters were injured or died following Gardasil. Photos of some of these young ladies appear in a slideshow at the bottom of this page.

Since Chris's death, we have learned that we were not adequately informed of the truth about Gardasil and cervical cancer. This 5-minute video is informative:

"Gardasil Vaccine Victims and Deaths - Did You Know?"

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This short powerpoint identifies the risks and benefits of Gardasil.

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We want you to be adequately informed and provide these topics for your review:

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The link below is to a TedTalk by reporter, Sharyl Attkinson. She talks about how we can be deceived regarding the truth about pharmaceutical products due to manipulation and control of the message by pharmaceutical manufacturers. Take heed because these deceptive strategies were and are used to falsely promote HPV vaccines.


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Gardasil vaccine related injuries and deaths and the Law:

BY LAW, vaccine manufacturers cannot be sued for childhood vaccine related injuries and deaths. However due to a loophole, two lawsuits have recently been filed against Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, the HPV vaccine. Judges have determined that there is sufficient evidence that Merck conducted medical and moral malfeasance including failure to inform. The cases will go forward. 

 A young girl in Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit against Merck for severe injuries from the Gardasil vaccine:


A lawsuit against Merck was filed on behalf of a young California man for severe injuries from the HPV vaccine Gardasil. 


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Documentaries and Videos:

"Guard Yourself"

(A short documentary by Joe Ferdman)


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"Not a Coincidence"]

The CDC and FDA routinely dismiss serious injuries and deaths as "coincidences" without investigation. The young persons in this short video attest that their injuries and deaths are not a coincidence and they plead for Congressional hearings about Gardasil.


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Australian obstetrician, Dr. Deirdre Little reviews her study from the British Medical Journal in 2012 and her investigation which shows lack of evidence of safety of Gardasil :

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Documentary from Denmark regarding injuries after Gardasil and safety/efficacy concerns:

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Listed here are three well researched and well presented books regarding the HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix:

    1.  The HPV Vaccine on Trial Seeking Justice for a Generation Betrayed

                                             Mary Holland , J.D., Kim Mack Rosenberg, J.D.,Eileen Iorio

         An Important, comprehensive and well-documented book with a preface by Nobel Prize winnerwinner,

               DR. LUC MONTAGNIER:  "This book reveals the tragedy of the HPV vaccine scandal."

      2.                         Shattered Dreams - The HPV Vaccine Exposed

                                                                    Christina England

      Documented stories of injury and death and chapters by 13 professionals including Chris Exley, PhD.D

      3.                                  Journeys from Trust to Tragedy

                                                             Norma Erickson

                       Dedicated to the stories of some of those who suffered HPV vaccine injuries or death

Research Papers and Letters (also see page 2 with 90+ studies) :

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) was asked to investigate the HPV vaccines due to the high number of consumers who reported serious adverse events. The EMA's cursory investigation was highly criticized in an open letter by the Nordic Cochrane group. The researchers and doctors who signed the letter complained that the EMA's investigation was "definitely not designed to uncover any real problems that may exist with HPV vaccines. The arbitrary and most likely pre-ordained conclusion must not go unchallenged".

 Open letter to the EMA from the Nordic Cochrane group with scathing criticism of the EMA’s superficial investigation of the hpv vaccine.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine policy and evidence-based medicine: Are they at odds?

Yes, as documented in a paper by Canadian researchers, Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic and Dr. Christopher Shaw, published in the Annals of Medicine, Dec. 2011. They conclude:

  • To date, the efficacy of HPV vaccines in preventing cervical cancer has not been demonstrated....
  • Current worldwide HPV immunization practices with either of the two HPV vaccines appear to be neither justified by long-term health benefits nor economically viable...
  • Serious adverse reactions including deaths, convulsions, paralysis, GBS, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, anaphylaxis and cervical cancer remain to be fully evaluated.
  • The long-term health of many women may be at risk against still unknown vaccine benefits.

The full report is published online at:


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"Death after Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination : Causal or Coincidental?"

Researchers Tomljenovic and Shaw found evidence of cerebral blood vessel wall immunoreactivity with HPV-16L1 which appears to have triggered fatal vasculopathy in two cases of sudden unexplained death following Gardasil vaccination. They conclude that HPV vaccines containing HPV-16L1 antigens pose an inherent risk for triggering potentially fatal autoimmune vasculopathies. The full report is published at


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January 14, 2016 Dr. Sin Hang Lee sent an open letter of complaint to the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, charging members of GACVS, the CDC, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and others with manipulation of data and suppression of science in order to maintain the illusion of HPV vaccine safety in the face of valid contradictory evidence:


www.SaneVax.org announced on 9/6/11 that an independent laboratory under the direction of HPV expert, Dr. Sin Hang Lee, analyzed thirteen different lots of Gardasil collected worldwide. All vials were found to be contaminated with HPV DNA. This is significant because residual DNA in a vaccine can trigger autoimmune disease, anaphylactic shock or tumors. Merck and the FDA heretofore had denied that there was any HPV DNA in Gardasil. Dr. Lee's research paper regarding these findings and the implications is published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry: 


SANE Vax announcement of contaminants in Gardasil

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To assess if there might be patterns to reported adverse events following Gardasil vaccinations, the authors worked with the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) to develop a questionnaire to document symptoms. Families voluntarily completed the questionnaire which was analyzed by the authors and resulted in this report:

Report Concerning a Survey of Adverse Events Following Inoculations with Gardasil

While the respondents represent a small sample and the responses have all of the limitations of self-reports, the findings are nevertheless compelling. The data clearly demonstrate consistency in the types and frequency of symptoms experienced following injections of Gardasil that did not exist prior to injection. The symptoms increase in occurrence, number and severity with additional exposure to Gardasil. The graphs and charts reflect a dose-response and temporal relationship. For the 6 deaths reported, there is statistically detectable evidence that the hypothesis that Gardasil is not related to any of them is not tenable. One practical consequence of these findings is that if one experiences certain post-injection symptoms, it may strongly indicate that the inoculation protocol should be aborted.


An interview with Dr. Suzanne Humphries regarding the HPV vaccine, inadequate testing and serious adverse events:



When she wasn't in the studio painting, constructing or writing, or at the gallery working, Chris liked to hang out with her friends. Chris would have been a senior in studio arts and philosophy at Bard College, a community she loved. She also liked exchanging ideas, observing nature, listening to music, debating, dancing, cooking, and enjoying the companionship of others.

Frequently, she and friends would take excursions to New York City where she did an internship. They explored the Big Apple and neighborhoods like Chinatown, Brooklyn and Williamsburg. It was all so exciting and the future looked rich with possibilities. But it all came to an abrupt end when Chris was found dead in her bed on June 23,2008.

Born and reared in Sparks, Maryland, Chris was an honor student, a member of NHS, Amnesty International, The Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, and Girl Scout Troop 589 who presented her with a Gold Award. An avid and accomplished athlete, Chris played baseball on the boy’s team in middle school, varsity softball in high school and tennis in college. She was art editor of two literary magazines, Brillig and Verse Noire, in high school and college, respectively.

Her passions were art and philosophy, and she won several juried art honors. She loved texture, light and color and was just embarking on a serious and challenging senior project integrating sculpture and painting when her life tragically ended. She was sweet, spirited, questioning, generous and caring. We love you Chris and miss you deeply.

Contributions to fund scholarships in honor are welcome and can be sent to

Christina R.Tarsell Charitable Fund, PNC Bank, 201 Mt. Carmel Road,  Parkton, MD 21120.

Thank you. 

A link to a performance of an original piano quintet by Jonathan Leshnoff:

Radiance in Memory of Christina Tarsell


A link to a mother-daughter art exhibition, Vision, and the full concert including the performance of the above piano quintet:

An interview on 10/7/16 with the VAXXED team about what happened to Christina following hpv vaccination:


An article printed in The Capital Gazette and reprinted in the Vaccine Reaction: