Shaun started his recent testimony in DC by saying:
Good afternoon. There are far too many silent sufferers. Not because they don’t yearn to reach out, but because they’ve tried and found no one cares. I’m here for all those who could not be here today due to their injury or financial burden. I’m lucky to even be here today myself, because as of yesterday, I was finishing treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin and I’m on high dose steroids to try to suppress my immune system.
He had his first dose on December 29th, 2020 and his second in January. He immediately suffered multiple symptoms after his first dose including numbness and tingling in his face and body. Against better judgment, he went back and got in line for his second shot.
Let me briefly share my reaction story. I went to the hospital where I work. I stood in line. Immediately after dose one, I developed paresthesias in my right arm. Within hours the numbness and tingling traveled to the right side of my face, my eye, and my ear... Against my better judgment, I went back and got in line to get the second shot. Within four days, I developed debilitating tinnitus.
He recalls during the month of February, being curled up in a fetal position on his bathroom floor wondering how he will continue to live with such severe tinnitus. He couldn’t hear the TV, listen to music, read a book, or hear what other people were saying. He thought his life was over. His reactions got worse from there. Severe headaches, Tachycardia, fluctuation of blood pressure, POTS, brain fog, adrenal dumps, and tremors.
Shaun said during his testimony no one would submit a VAERS report for him, he had to fill it out himself becuase multiple doctors refused.
Searching for answers and feeling alone, he turned to social media to connect with others going through similar situations. He started a Tinnitus group, and thousands joined his group. Social media labeled him a anti-vaxxer, and said what he was saying online wasn't real and was misinformation, like so many others.
Listen to Shaun's full testimony in Washington DC from November 1st, 2021.