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Maddie de Garay, 12 years old

Pfizer Trial for 12-15 year olds

Cincinatti, Ohio

painted portrait credit: @covidvictimsportraits on instagram

05/05/22 Broken Truth Interview:

Maddie's Podcast Interview:

Maddie's Video Interview (credit

Steph's (Maddie's mom) Capitol Speech Nov 2, 2021:

Steph's (Maddie's mom) Rally Speech Nov 2, 2021:


Maddie was a healthy, energetic, 12-year-old social butterfly with an infectious sense of humor who loved school, trying new things, and hanging out with her friends. She volunteered for the Pfizer Covid Vaccine Trial for 12-15-year-olds with her 2 older brothers. Less than 12 hours after her second dose, she experienced severe abdominal pain, painful electric shocks on her spine and neck, swollen, ice-cold hands and feet, chest pain, tachycardia, pins and needles in her feet that eventually led to the loss of feeling from her waist down. She also experienced blood in her urine from 7 tests over 3 months, mysterious rashes, peeling feet, reflux, gastroparesis, vomiting, and eventually the inability to swallow liquids or food, dizziness, passing out and convulsions, tics, the inability to sweat, swollen lymph nodes in her armpits, urinary retention, and heavy periods with clots of blood, decreased vision, tinnitus, memory loss, mixing up words, extreme fatigue, and sadly more. She spent 64 days in the hospital, 3 hospital stays, and 9 trips to the ER.

We are 9 months into this, we have no real answers. She is trapped in a body that doesn’t work remotely close to the way it did before. Her days now look like this now... She is in a wheelchair with an ng tube. She gets 5 feedings and 4 water boluses each day. She goes to school for 2 hours a day, has 2 or more doctor’s appointments every week. She needs help with simple things like showers, opening car doors, and lifting things. Her metabolism is messed up, she went from rapidly losing weight to gaining weight with no increase in calories. Somehow she still has her infectious sense of humor, hangs out with friends, and has more resilience than I ever had at her age.

Please understand, if this happens to your child, you will be on your own. Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and the government will not help you. They will blame everything on anxiety, even if your child was never diagnosed with it before. Maddie is not alone, there are countless others. You will literally be living a nightmare.





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