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‘Vaccines can kill’ billboard featuring the son of a former MMA fighter goes up in Kansas City 

A ‘vaccines can kill’ billboard that features the son of a former professional fighter, who blames his toddler’s death on vaccinations, has been erected in Missouri. 

Twenty-month-old Nicholas Catone, of New Jersey, died suddenly in his sleep in May 2017, 17 days after receiving a DTaP vaccination, according to his parents.

The vaccination helps children younger than age seven develop immunity to three deadly diseases caused by bacteria: diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough.

But Nicholas’ parents, former MMA fighter, Nick Catone and his wife Marjorie Madison-Catone, who has been a nurse for 12 years, believes their son’s death was caused by the vaccination.     

Nicholas is now the face of his parent’s campaign to bring awareness to families that ‘vaccines can kill’. 

A ‘vaccines can kill’ billboard (pictured) that features Nicholas Catone, the son of former MMA fighter, Nick Catone, who blames his toddler’s death on vaccinations, has been erected in Missouri

Nicholas' parents, former MMA fighter, Nick Catone and his wife Marjorie Madison-Catone (both pictured), who has been a nurse for 12 years, believes their son's death was caused by the DTaP vaccination

Nicholas’ parents, former MMA fighter, Nick Catone and his wife Marjorie Madison-Catone (both pictured), who has been a nurse for 12 years, believes their son’s death was caused by the DTaP vaccination

The vaccination helps children younger than age seven develop immunity to three deadly diseases caused by bacteria: diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough. But now Nicholas (pictured) is the face of his parent's campaign to bring awareness to vaccinations 

The vaccination helps children younger than age seven develop immunity to three deadly diseases caused by bacteria: diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough. But now Nicholas (pictured) is the face of his parent’s campaign to bring awareness to vaccinations 

The billboard features a quote from the toddler’s mother that reads: ‘As a nurse I was never taught vaccines can kill until my son was a victim.’

The billboard was put up by Learn The Risk, a public awareness campaign and non-profit that educates the public on real dangers of pharmaceutical products, including vaccines.

Earlier this month, Nick Catone opened a new gym in Ocean County, New Jersey, in honor of his son. 

Nick said at the time that his son went to bed one night and didn’t wake up the next morning in May 2017. 

Nicholas died 17 days after receiving the DTap vaccination.    

An autopsy found that nothing was wrong with the toddler, but the Catone family continued to search for answers. 

Nicholas Catone

Nicholas is pictured with his father Nick Catone

The billboard was put up by Learn The Risk, a public awareness campaign and non-profit that educates the public on real dangers of pharmaceutical products, including vaccines

Nick Catone said his son went to bed one night and didn't wake up the next morning in May 2017. Nicholas died 17 days after receiving the DTap vaccination. Earlier this month, Nick opened a new gym in Ocean County, New Jersey, in honor of his son

Nick Catone said his son went to bed one night and didn’t wake up the next morning in May 2017. Nicholas died 17 days after receiving the DTap vaccination. Earlier this month, Nick opened a new gym in Ocean County, New Jersey, in honor of his son

‘Instantly I had this gut motherly instinct that the only thing that came across his path was that he was recently vaccinated,’ Marjorie told News 12. 

She immediately pulled her son’s medical records and noticed that he kept getting sick after being vaccinated.

‘You get angry because it all could have been prevented,’ Nick said. 

On top of putting up the billboard, the Catones are also taking their case to vaccine court.

Vaccine court, known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), was started as a result of a law passed in 1986 that gave pharmaceutical companies total legal immunity from being sued due to injuries and deaths resulting from vaccines. 

The program compensates families who can prove their child was injured or died due to vaccinations. 

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