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Kelly Ann Rodriguez

First Dose of Covid Vaccine on 6/29/21


painted portrait credit: @covidvictimsportraits on instagram

Kelly Ann's Capitol Speech Nov 2, 2021:

Kelly Ann's Rally Speech Nov 2, 2021:


My name is Kellai Rodriguez. I live in Tacoma, WA and I spent most of the beginning of this year snowboarding and working out in the gym 4 times a week for an hour to two hours per day. I have worked in a handful of shelters as a rehabilitation trainer. Since then I have become a stay at home mom who loves to sing, dance, workout, snowboard and take my kids for random road trips to find adventures and make memories.

On June 29th, 2021, my happy, predictable daily life came to a screeching halt after my vaccination. Since that day I have become unable to walk without a walker. I can no longer cook, clean or even pick up and hold my baby for too long before my body begins to tremor or is thrown into excruciating amounts of pain. I have been to the ER more times than I can count and as a result have seen countless ER doctors as well as two neurologists who have given me no diagnoses, no further testing besides what they call “protocol testing” including regular bloodwork, CT scans, EEG’s, EKG’s, and an MRI, all of which the doctors have told me have come back normal.

I am now seeing a Functional Medicine Doctor and a chiropractor who seem to be the only two willing to help me find out what’s happening to my body.

Up until now, my insurance has been approving most of my ER visits and some tests the doctors ordered, but with the lack of diagnoses and compassion in the medical field, I have been forced to find alternative methods of treatment and my insurance has made it clear that they will not be approving these treatments moving forward.

My life has been turned upside down but I will continue to push forward and fight for the same medical rights and treatment as those who are not in my current position. It’s time to stop allowing doctors and nurses to treat us with such disgust, demand they be held accountable for their inhuman treatment of Covid Vaccine injured people and demand they stop ignoring and dismissing what’s happening to thousands of us around the world.

Our lives matter too. My life matters too.


1 Comment

Dec 11, 2021

Praying for you to find relief and and answers. I too have been left with a new onset of excruciating neck and shoulder pain. Ppl are treating me like a leper now that I have refused to take any more covid vaccines. I don't know why there so much ignorance about a medicine not being 100% safe or effective for 100% of all people. No two ppl metabolize drugs the same way. I'm not anti vac but I remain pro choice. And for those of us who had side effects we should be heard and something done to help us or we could be forced to take a booster dose. I could be fired if the schools mandate a booster…

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