Paralyzed by the swine flu vaccine two friends tell their story

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by Christina England
February 11, 2010

They met in hospital and both believe that their Guillain Barre Syndrome was caused by the swine flu vaccine. This would be a coincidence enough but the pair were also vaccinated within days of each other in the same GP’s surgery and yet doctors refuse to acknowledge their fears, saying that the vaccine did not cause their GBS.

Michelle Mandel – Paralyzed mom blames illness on H1N1 vaccine – Edmonton Sun reported on the story.

Donna Hartlen lies in a private room in the Markham Ont. Hospital, partially paralyzed, unable to chew or blink while next door Don Gibson is also suffering from paralysis which is so bad that it has forced him, into a wheelchair. Both patients have been diagnosed with the rare condition Guillain Barre Syndrome after receiving the swine flu vaccine. GBS is a rare neurological condition that involves paralysis and weakness and often strikes suddenly. Both patients who met by chance in the hospital corridor are convinced that their condition was brought on by the swine flu vaccine which they both received in the same doctors surgery around the same time.

Donna says “it is way too coincidental” and Don says “it must have been a bad batch”. However, it does not matter how convinced the pair are because doctors at the hospital refuse to discuss the matter further. Every time either of them bring up the subject they are ignored and the subject is swept under the carpet. The couple are outraged and believe that the hospital staffs behaviour is a total disgrace, especially as Donna is a mother of two small children who need their mom.

If these had been isolated cases then one could, attribute them to a tragic coincidence but elsewhere a similar pattern has emerged. Ulla Danielsen – Flu Case reports of 38 cases of GBS that the EMEA has registered, all occurring after the swine flu vaccine and Mary Ann Benitez and Patsy Moy – The Standard reports that a 58 year old Cardiologist is in a serious condition with GBS after his vaccination.

Yesterday a report in the Daily Mail UK entitled Special Investigation: The men who made a killing out of the swine flu while we wasted £1bn and were exposed to harmful drugs stated that we were exposed to harmful drugs all in the name of profit and highlighted the case of a young girl who became seriously ill after taking the drug Tamiflu when she contracted the swine flu. This is drug that you are given for swine flu symptoms,if you did not have the vaccine and go on to contract a case of the swine flu. I guess the idea here is if they do not get you the first time round with the vaccine they have another chance with the Tamiflu drug.

The report describes Samantha Millard’s condition:

“Only in her bedroom can Samantha Millard find some relief from the almost constant pain that racks her skeletal frame.

Her blistered skin is so sore that she has to moisturize it up to ten times a day and her eyes are so painful and her vision so blurred that she can barely see”

This is a beautiful young woman with hopes and dreams of becoming an air hostess all of which she fears have been shattered because of the drug Tamiflu.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.