A young woman’s life has potentially changed forever after she received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Tiffany Daly, 28, suddenly lost feeling in her legs and collapsed on July 22nd.
She spent more than a week in hospital undergoing numerous brain scans and MRIs where a neurologist finally diagnosed her with transverse myelitis.
Tiffany, who had never heard of the condition before, explained:
“It’s inflammation that is in your spine. Most people have it from their neck to all the way to their toes, which I’m very blessed to have it just from my waist to my toes.”
Transverse myelitis causes pain, muscle weakness, paralysis, sensory problems, or bladder and bowel dysfunction. There are many causes, including infections and immune-system disorders like multiple sclerosis.
However, Tiffany said that she was completely healthy before the incident and was shocked when the doctor told that her sudden injury was likely caused by her first injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which she received just weeks before her legs went numb.
“I was just confused because I was paralyzed and I was scared, you know? And that’s like the last thing I kind of wanted to hear: I was paralyzed by the Moderna vaccine.”
The 28-year-old, who does not have health insurance, hadn’t been working at her job long enough to qualify for full-time benefits. After she became ill, she moved into her mom’s Oceanside home in a retirement community, where her mom is now her full-time caretaker.
Tiffany and her mother, Cathy, reported her case to the CDC and submitted it to the VAERS database. They also filed reports with Moderna, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services. In all cases, Tiffany said, they received a generic reply and were assigned a case number.
“You know, I live on very little Social Security. They basically just said, ‘Do what you got to do.’ There was no, ‘Go here for help, go there for help.’ There was nothing.”
Tiffany, who doesn’t want to be a financial burden on her mother, said she’s been denied disability benefits. Legal action against the drugmaker is not an option.
A video report on Tiffany’s story by NBC San Diego:Please consider supporting by sharing or making a donation.
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