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With heavy hearts, we share our sadness at the loss of friend and colleague, Brandy Vaughn, who passed away on December 7, 2020, in Santa Barbara, California, reportedly from gallbladder complications, a medical issue that she privately struggled with throughout 2020. 

Brandy, a former Merck pharmaceutical representative, founded Learn The Risk in response to one of the nation’s first mandatory vaccination for education laws — SB277 in California. 

After leaving the pharmaceutical industry, Brandy spent eight years living in Europe where she saw how healthcare is handled very differently from here in the U.S. She gave birth to her son Bastien while she was overseas.

Brandy then spent several years researching vaccine ingredients and the risks of vaccinating versus not vaccinating. Brandy chose to raise her son without chemical interference, as in her words, “You owe it to your child to do your own research and not just believe everything you’re told, especially when it’s only one side of the story — the one that prioritizes profit over your child’s health.”

Brandy travelled the world educating people at numerous events, rallies and symposiums. She truly was an inspirational shining light. We admired her passion, ferocity, fortitude, honesty and especially her amazing knowledge and fearlessness in debating anyone, anywhere, at any time. 

Brandy is survived by her 9-year old son, Bastien, the love of her life. Bastien will join his grandparents and father in France shortly. 

Brandy was a true warrior, a great mother and a revolutionary. The world lost a great angel and our movement will never be the same without her.  

If you’d like to contribute to Bastien’s care and education fund, details will be posted as they become available. Please do not give money to other GoFundMe accounts or unverified sources as friends have been unable to verify how those funds will be used.