Danielle Baker, a 44-year-old Ohio native, found fulfillment in her career as a certified hospice and palliative care registered nurse — a job she performed for two decades, including on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic — until her employer “encouraged” staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine in spring 2021.
Fearing for her job and future career, Baker reluctantly received the first of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on June 4, 2021. Within 18 days of her first dose, she experienced extreme pain in her lower back — a kidney stone, she thought.
On June 26, 2021, Baker received her second dose. Almost immediately, her symptoms got much worse: shooting pain, tingling and numbness from neck to arm; excruciating back pain; brain fog and fatigue; and loss of physical coordination.
Today, Baker is permanently disabled and unable to work after being diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a rare neurological condition causing inflammation of the spinal cord.
Baker’s vaccine injuries were the subject of a January interview with The Defender.