Emmy’s Hope Mission Statement
Emmy’s Hope has been established in the state of Pennsylvania as a non-profit in memory of and in honor of Emmalee Madeleine Snehal Parker
Our mission is to raise awareness about S.S.P.E. (Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis) a rare and fatal complication of a mutated measles virus. One goal is to educate the public about the importance of timely measles vaccines to avoid complications and possibly death from the measles virus. Another goal is eradicating the measles through widespread immunizations to eradicate S.S.P.E. We also want to see an effective anti-viral for the measles virus.
Many complicating factors have led to the current rise of measles cases in the U.S. The largest factor in play is international travel. The measles have been detected in both American travelers returning from foreign countries after being exposed to the measles because they did not have their vaccine and from foreign travelers from outside the US who are not vaccinated or under immunized and bringing the measles with them.
Factors such as international travel and foreign exchange student programs have led to the highest increase of measles cases in a decade.
An incorrect research paper with poor technique by a British physician named Andrew Wakefield about a decade ago which linked the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine to autism, has led to a decline of vaccinations being accepted by American parents. That report has been discredited by all mainstream British and American medical organizations in the U.S. and in Britain.