What happened to Jummai Nache? Nigerian woman's leg amputated after second dose of vaccine
On February 1, 2021, Nache got vaccinated and after a few days, she was hospitalized after having chest pain
A woman from Minnesota who contracted Covid-19 after getting a second dose of vaccine had to have both of her legs removed, and will soon have her hands amputated as well. Jummai Nache, a medical assistant from Minneapolis, took the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on February 1, 2021, and a few days later on February 6, her husband, Philip, took her to ICU after she felt chest pain.
After a day later, she tested positive for Covid-19, and her condition started deteriorating, leading to hospitalization and eventual amputation. "Jummai and I were shocked when we received the result that she was Covid-19 positive because she had not manifested any symptom before taking the shot," Philip wrote in a letter attached to a GoFundMe for the couple. "But we later accepted that perhaps, the virus and the vaccine together contributed to the adverse reaction on her body based on the report of the Infectious Disease physician that Jummai was asymptomatic."
Philip said that his wife experienced an arterial blood clot, respiratory disease, cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), anemia, ischemia and multiple inflammatory syndromes (MIS) - an ailment where multiple organs of the body become inflamed. She was put on a ventilator on February 14. After a virtual call that included 70 to 80 health experts from around the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered that Covid-19 and MIS combined were the cause of her complications, according to the GoFundMe page. CDC couldn't determine whether her second dose of vaccine played a role in her condition, however.
Philip isn't satisfied with the CDC's findings and still has questions. Philip says he can not understand if the vaccine played a role in her condition, and if not, what exactly did the vaccine do within her body. "My experience on this journey has been so difficult but I can't imagine the excruciating pain mentally, physically and emotionally that my wife is going through," he wrote. "I can only equate her experience and challenge with job's experience and trial in the sense that the challenges have come in degrees, one after another."
Jummai and Philip are Nigerian immigrants who settled in 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 and is planning to raise $500,000 to help pay for their medical expenses, costs for prosthetic limbs and other adjustments the couple will have to make in their new life. More than $125,000 has been raised for the couple. Philip reports that Jummai's heart is fully healed. 'We are grateful to God for His grace upon Jummai, the children and myself as we go through this unprecedented experience and the painful challenges! GOD KNOWS!' Philip wrote.