There is a doctor who has put his life on the line, holding fast to his research findings despite unimagniable political pressure and blackballing from within his own profession.
Presently he's undergoing scrutiny for subjecting his research subjects (autistic children) to colonoscopies. A typical GI tract is smooth, but Wakefield found that many autistic kids have lesions all over their intestines. And guess what? The lesions are measles! And oh...looky looky, there are many measles strains out there, but the lesions wreaking havoc on the autistic kid's GI tracts are....the very strains found in the MMR vaccine.
Let me tell you, if you have watched your child suffer from constipation on a regular basis, despite all the tricks, (daily magnesium, prunes, fluids, high fiber, laxatives). If you have to use a plunger weekly because your child's BM's are so huge that they clog the toilet. If you are sitting on the floor by the potty, looking into the eyes of your five, six, seven year old, sweat beading up on her forehead, lamaze breathing, her pleading with you to help as she gives birth to one of these things, again...a colonoscpy is the least of you or your child's concerns. You do whatever you can to help your kid.
Dr. Wakefield will go down in history as a hero in the medical profession. He is already a hero to autistic parents and their children.
If the powers that be would spend more time listening to him, rather than covering their own butts, we'd have a lot more children on the road to recovery.