We would like to thank Chloe and Lisa for granting us permission to publish their story. This account should help people remember that every major improvement in the human condition began with a single voice. Hopefully, it will be circulated widely to encourage all those who believe their voice will not be heard. A teenaged girl from Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom sent the following letter to the headmaster of her school after seeing a huge poster promoting the use of HPV vaccines in her school. Chloe had been suffering a multitude of new medical conditions after taking the full series of HPV vaccines, nearly three years. She viewed the poster, not only as a personal insult, but one that could put her classmates at risk of having an experience similar to hers. Think about it: How many times have you been confronted with an issue that seemed too big for you to tackle? How many times have you said to yourself, “I am only one person, what can I do?” How many times have you remained silent when you felt compelled to speak? Much to her credit, Chloe did not stand idly by. She took action. By doing so, Chloe proved to the world that one single voice can make a huge difference. Not only did her headmaster listen, he responded with compassion and concern for Chloe as well as her fellow students. Chloe’s headmaster response shows that when openly communicated with, there are people who listen and respond appropriately. The headmaster took down the poster, and even assured students that if they did not want the vaccine, they would not be forced to get it at school, even if their parents consented. This story proves the only voice not heard is the one that is silent.

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