"On May 20, 2021, our sister Mary Meade Ruth, 53, had completed her second dose of the Moderna vaccine. She like many other Americans, was rolling up her sleeve to help America get back on its feet and beat COVID. She never imagined when she was heading home from her appointment that day, she would be, one of the 4-in-1 million, that would develop blood clots from the vaccine. After all, Mary did not have any pre-existing conditions, or the risks communicated to the public associated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
We are still in disbelief and shock, but Mary did experience complications after her second Moderna shot and consequently suffered two “massive heart attacks” that day. One at home in her kitchen, while eating dinner with her family. One at the hospital. Mary flatlined both times and had to be revived. It was estimated that during the initial heart attack, she had gone without oxygen for as long as 3-7 minutes, before paramedics regained a pulse. Mary spent the next 36 hours battling for her life and endured a series of setbacks, as the doctors and ICU nurses worked to stabilize her vitals and internal bleeding.
During this crisis, Mary’s life depended on around-the-clock care that only the ICU could provide. Although Mary made incredible progress, progress the doctors deemed miraculous, her ordeal and journey to recovery is far from over. She will require continued around the clock home care along with substantial lifelong medical expenses.
Mary and her husband Bill are the most selfless and humble individuals we know; always doing the right thing and always there to help others in need. Even during this catastrophic life changing event, they have kept their sense of humor and humility.
The reality is the extent of long-term financial impact to their family is unknown. Neither Mary nor Bill will be returning to work anytime soon. Due to the Prep Act, there is no recourse for Americans to even try and achieve financial concessions from the vaccine producers, as they have immunity.
As Mary’s extended family, we want to help them navigate these challenging times by starting this GoFundMe campaign to help offset the myriad of medical and life expenses tied to this life changing medical emergency.
If you are able, we ask that you make a monetary donation to Mary’s COVID Vaccine Heart Attack Fund. All donations are greatly appreciated.
We know not everyone can afford to donate. Prayers for her continued recovery and improved health are also needed and equally valued.
Thank you for your consideration and support!
The Meade Family