Jummai Nache (pictured) contracted COVID-19 in the days after she received the second shot of a vaccine. Complications from the virus led to both legs having to be amputated
A Minnesota woman who contracted COVID-19 after being vaccinated had to amputate both her legs and soon her hands.
Jummai Nache, a medical assistant from Minneapolis, received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Feb. 1.
A few days later, on February 6, her husband, Philip, took her to the emergency room after she felt chest pain.
A day later, she tested positive for COVID-19 and her condition deteriorated rapidly, leading to hospitalization and eventual amputation.
Philip is now looking for answers to the true cause of his wife’s condition.
“Jummai and I were shocked when we got the result that she was Covid-19 positive because she hadn’t shown any symptoms before taking the injection,” Philip wrote in a letter to a GoFundMe for the couple.
“But we later accepted that the virus and vaccine together may have contributed to the side effect on her body based on the infectious disease doctor’s report that Jummai was asymptomatic.”
In the letter, Philip goes into detail about the circumstances in which his wife suffered and the months of working with medical experts he undertook to find out exactly what happened.
Philip Nache (right) searches for answers after his wife was hospitalized and later had to be amputated, having been vaccinated in February
He said his wife suffered from an arterial blood clot, respiratory disease, cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), anemia, ischemia and multiple inflammatory syndrome (MIS) — a condition in which multiple organs in the body become inflamed.
She was placed on a ventilator on February 14.
Jummai’s case was referred to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for investigation.
After a virtual interview with 70 to 80 health experts from around the country, the CDC determined that COVID-19 and MIS were the cause of her complications, according to the GoFundMe page.
Jummai Nache will also soon have to have her hands amputated, although her heart has fully recovered
However, the agency was unable to determine whether the vaccine played a role in her condition.
Philip is unhappy with the CDC’s findings and still has questions.
He wonders why, despite their close contact, he has not contracted COVID from his wife himself.
Philip says he also wonders if the vaccine played a role in her condition, and if not, what exactly the vaccine was doing in her body.
“My experience on this journey has been so difficult, but I cannot imagine the excruciating pain mentally, physically and emotionally my wife is going through,” he wrote.
“I can only equate her experience and challenge with the experience and ordeal of her job in that the challenges have come step by step, one after the other.”
Jummai and Philip are Nigerian immigrants who came to America as church planters as part of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention (MWBC) in the Twin Cities.
The MWBC has set up a GoFundMe for the couple, hoping to raise $500,000 to pay for their medical expenses, expenses for prosthetic limbs, and other adjustments the couple will need to make in their new lives.
More than $100,000 was raised for the couple Monday morning.
Philip reports that Jummai’s heart has healed completely.
“We are thankful to God for His mercy on Jummai, the children and myself as we go through this unprecedented experience and painful challenges! GOD KNOW!’ Philip wrote.