Who is MAC?
Our Board of Freedom Fighters
My medical freedom fight began when I got pregnant for the first time at 38 years old. I had already been looking into many alternative types of health choices instead of allopathic medicine. I had a successful home birth and my midwife was amazing about posing open questions without making specific suggestions especially related to vaccines. As a result I decided not to vaccinate at all. It was the result of a lot of research and a lot of pushing against the norm. On my birthday in 2019 when 1312 was put forward there was a meeting that happened to be at my local library only 5 minutes from my house. I decided to go and it was at that point that I met Colene (who started the SoCo group of CHCA), Margaret, Tanja and Matt (who have all been or are part of Mac leadership at one point or another). Nine months later after those relationships grew into dear friendships; I decided to roll up my sleeves and really get involved as we launched MAC. I am very passionate about the freedom to choose although I would never advocate anyone injecting liability free poison.
Growing up with a curious mom who was always willing to try new things for our family, especially for our health, I was raised with an understanding that nothing is one-size-fits-all. When I was pregnant with my first this understanding was challenged in many new ways. Thankfully my husband agreed, and we spent time researching and learning as much as we could. As we asked questions and researched, the idea that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all was solidified. From pregnancy, labor and delivery, medical care, and diet everyone has unique individual needs and vaccines are no exception. Now, as a mother of 4, I am confident in advocating for CHOICE in my family’s individual health and medical needs. I believe in asking questions, especially when we are “supposed to” ask. I believe in pushing back and getting a second opinion. I believe in medical/ health freedom for my family and for yours.
Hi, I’m Carmen! Wife of Jamie, who works in cyber security, and boy-mom of homeschooled Milo (11) and Caiden (6). My health and wellness journey began when confronted with 7 years of infertility after which I began to question the ability of the American medical system to actually be able to facilitate true healing. After healing and becoming pregnant, I was asked my thoughts on vaccinations. The thought to question them had never occurred to me. But knowing that family members had experienced both direct and indirect injuries from vaccination, I was hesitant to proceed. My pediatrician at the time was completely comfortable with the idea of delaying vaccinations as long as I knew the risks. And thus began the rabbit hole of research into the potential dangers of vaccination. The more I read, the more I knew this was not the route for our family and the fact that there were safer alternatives solidified my decision.
2019 found our family in Colorado with new friends, new practitioners and unfortunately, a state government trying to control citizens’ rights to basic bodily autonomy. At this point, I was pulled into the struggle to maintain basic natural freedoms which should be enjoyed by all.