Cheryl's mom started declining around 30 days after her second COVID shot by Moderna. She was 79 years old at the time. She ended up in the emergency room twice, hospitalized, immobile, and in tremendous pain. The final diagnosis was a rare form of vasculitis.
"My parents needed to move out of their home of 42 years and go to assisted living because my mom could no longer get upstairs to her bedroom, nor drive a car any longer. My dad could not care for my mom due to her immobility."
Cheryl's mom has come a long way, which she credits to prayer, but she remains permanently injured and requires a walker due to severe nephropathy, forcing both of her parents into assisted living much sooner than they had planned.
"I am 61 and have always lived within 15 minutes of my parents. Now they're not living here anymore and the loss for myself, husband, and my two children... and the rest of our family... is very deep."
Cheryl's mom has been on blood thinners and opioid pain meds for 2 years, including Eliquis, Gabapentin, and Tramadol. Some of the side effects of these drugs are also causing difficulties.
Cheryl shared her mom's story on the Children's Health Defense (CHD) VAX-unVAX Bus in collaboration with the Michigan chapter of CHD and Michigan for Vaccine Choice (MVC).