First Dose of Moderna on 01/19/21
Santa Rosa, California
Angela has opted-in to be contactable by the public and other vaccine injured. No hateful emails or you will be banned. Her email is email@example.com
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
I had such a beautiful and blessed life. I loved being a Registered Nurse. It was my passion to care for people in times of need. Nurses have always been my heroes and I was grateful to be able to grow up and be one. But what I love more than being a nurse is being a mom. I have an amazing twelve year old that I live and breathe for. She is my everything. On top of having many supportive friends and family, my side hobby was dancing. I'm a Latin dancer, and I am part of a huge community where we danced and performed all over the country.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
My reaction was at the 12 minute mark. I thought I was dying. I felt like I was dying. My vitals were extremely unstable, and I was taken away by ambulance to the ER to rule out a heart attack and blood clots.
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine:
I can no longer work as a nurse and I can no longer dance. I feel I'm not as present as a mother because I'm constantly dealing with doctor visits and worried about my health issues. The first four months were the scariest times in my life. All I could think about was that my daughter was going to be motherless and I was so sad for her. I had five 911 calls the first 2 months and was hospitalized each time. No one knew what to do with me or what was going on. I was extremely ill, couldn't eat and was constantly in the cardiologist office dealing with heart issues. I think it would be an understatement if I said I had 50 doctors visits. With how sick I was, I did not think I would make it I had zero energy to do anything but lay in a dark quiet room. The only thing I did was to prepare for my death. I gathered my strength to hire an attorney to do a living trust and will, so things would be a little easier for my daughter should I suddenly pass. Any energy I had I wrote her letters telling her how much I loved her and various letters for milestones in her life if I wasn't around. My heart was broken. I have always taken such great care of myself because I want to live to be a little old lady and watch her grow up. I still have this fear 10 months later that the ball is going to drop and I'm going to get this diagnosis and my life with her will be shortened. The PTSD is real.
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
I have been to seven different allergist/immunologists before one believed me and recognized I have mast cell issues. I also have an official diagnosis of hyperadrenergic POTS after a tilt table test at Stanford. I have been diagnosed with chronic urticaria, as well as CFS.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
I reported my reaction to VAERS, Moderna, and the NIH. I also reported my case to the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program. I have not heard a word back from any of them.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
Steroids, mast cell stabilizers, chlonidine and Benzo's for the severe anxiety in the beginning.
Q: What do you wish others knew?
I want others to know that this is happening at an alarming rate. We are not rare. I wish I would have had informed consent prior to the vaccine. All I was told was that they were safe and effective and I believed them. I was lied to.
Angela's Interview With The Los Angeles Times August 17, 2021:
Federal Vaccine Court Hasn't Helped Us!
”Angela Marie Wulbrecht, left, pictured with daughter Gabriella, suffered a severe reaction after getting a COVID-19 vaccine and has been unable to work. She hopes the federal government will create a compensation program for those who suffered a rare, serious COVID vaccine injury.“ Angela Marie Wulbrecht jumped at the first chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine, driving three hours from her home in Santa Rosa to a mass-vaccination site on Jan. 19. Twelve minutes after her Moderna shot, she stumbled into the paramedic tent with soaring blood pressure and a racing heartbeat. So began a calvary of severe fatigue, brain fog, imbalance and other symptoms that are still with her eight months later. Wulbrecht, 46, had been a nurse for 23 years before the fateful shot. She was healthy, ate a vegan diet and was an accomplished salsa dancer. Since January, she’s had to leave her job and has missed out on many activities with her husband and 12-year-old daughter, Gabriella. She has spent about $35,000 on out-of-pocket medical bills, despite having insurance. “I wanted to get vaccinated as soon as I could to help fight the pandemic,” said Wulbrecht, who still supports the vaccination campaign. Her husband got his shots despite her reaction, and Gabriella was scheduled to get her first dose Wednesday. “But it would help those who are hesitant if they took care of those of us who got injured.” The options are slim for people who suffer rare life-altering injuries after a COVID-19 shot. It’s a problem whose significance is growing as states and the federal government increasingly ponder vaccine mandates. A federal program compensates people experiencing vaccine injuries, but not injuries from COVID-19 vaccines — not yet, anyway. Such injuries are rare, but “if you’re going to take one for the team, the team has to have your back,” said Katharine Van Tassel, a vaccine law expert at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland. “That’s a moral imperative.” READ THE FULL NEWS ARTICLE