At 6 weeks old, Karen Kain’s baby, Lorrin, had an adverse reaction to her one and only DPT vaccination. The vaccine attacked her brain, leaving her with severe brain damage. Blind, non-verbal, a quadriplegic with daily seizures, Lorrin only had the ability to blink to communicate. Karen Kain is the courageous mother who recently published a memoir called A Unique Life Fully Lived, a loving tribute to her daughter, who passed away at age 15. In this heartfelt interview, originally webcast on August 14, 2014, she explains how she learned the life skills to accept what was, and to embrace life’s journey.
In 1994, Karen Kain’s daughter, Lorrin was severely vaccine injured and Karen’s world fell apart. She tried everything that she could to “heal” Lorrin and give her the best life possible. When Karen made a pivotal choice to embrace Lorrin’s uniqueness and enjoy all areas of life, she was able to overcome life’s massive roadblocks. Now, Karen Kain is committed to helping children who are living a unique life experience by supporting their parents.