An Iraq war veteran claimed the Covid-19 vaccine caused him to develop Guillain-Barré syndrome, which caused full-body paralysis and left him with nerve damage.
Drew, who prefers not to share his last name, says he was an “otherwise healthy 36-year-old man” before receiving the Pfizer mRNA vaccine in April 2021.
After two doses, he says he began experiencing “cold/flu symptoms” that “turned into numbness, tingling” and then “complete paralysis in a matter of weeks.”
He says he was hospitalized and diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a very rare progressive nerve disorder that can cause total body paralysis in severe cases. Most people make a full recovery.
He says doctors initially didn’t link his illness to the vaccine, but says his medical records have now been updated to show he had a “vaccine injury.” DailyMail.com has requested to see a copy of those records.
Drew says he was hospitalized with full-body paralysis after receiving the Pfizer vaccine in April 2021.
He said even after two and a half years he still has difficulty working and has nerve damage that causes him pain.
Now back home, Drew says he’s raising awareness about the side effects of vaccines and says he “still can’t walk without help.”
Drew enlisted in the Army immediately after high school and was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom soon after.
On a fundraising page for his medical bills, it says: ‘After a four-year break in service, he wanted to continue serving his country and community in MN by enlisting in the National Guard.
“Then in 2018, he was sent again, this time to Kuwait/Middle East.”
After that he retired from the military and started working in sales just in time for the birth of his son.
He then says he received a call from Veterans Affairs encouraging him to get the vaccine and telling him it would “prevent illness and prevent transmission to an elderly mother.”
He told Alpha News: ‘It was done in the atrium… they had some cubicles, and I just walked in and sat down and got it. There wasn’t much information. They weren’t really telling me anything.
“It was kind of like the basic training assembly line for vaccines as they roll out.”
He said he had flu-like symptoms for a few days, which then turned into “numbness, tingling in his hands, feet and toes.”
Drew served in the military and claims Veterans Affairs “encouraged” him to get the vaccine.
He has a job in sales and says he is campaigning to raise awareness about what he says are side effects of vaccines.
He ignored the symptoms and attributed them to stress, but then said that within a few days he could barely move anything.
At first he thought he had Covid-19, but when he was hospitalized, he says he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome.
He says he had to learn to breathe, eat and walk again.
Two and a half years later, he said he’s still dealing with the effects, telling Alpha News, “It’s still on my face.” As you can see, if you’ve seen pictures and videos of me, before running races, leading missions, and talking to two-star generals on a weekly basis.
‘It has completely changed. I feel like I’m in someone else’s body now that I can’t control. I have constant pain, nerve pain, neuropathy, I am immobile unless I have assistive devices.
“I have ankle and foot orthotics that wrap around my legs and go under the bottom of my foot and shoe so I can stay upright and limp.”
He claims it took doctors a year to establish a link between his illness and the vaccine.
He said it took months for doctors to establish a link between the vaccine and his illness.
Now he is back home and raising funds for his medical bills.
He said: “I was in the hospital bed for months waiting for answers as it wasn’t COVID.
“Because they tested me constantly… I was waiting for someone to come and really give me honest answers about how to get a vaccine and they told me this was happening, but no one was connecting the dots there.”
He said doctors were “unwilling” to talk about the vaccine, but told AlphaNews that his records have now been updated to show he has a vaccine injury.
DailyMail.com has not seen such medical records.
Of his fundraising, Drew said he is “determined to serve in any way he can to help his fellow Americans and others who stand on the side of freedom.”