Family believes flu shot left their daughter paralyzed, vision impaired

A Galveston County family is convinced their daughter has suffered a rare reaction to the flu shot and now they are searching for answers.

Brianna Browning, 9, has been in the hospital since October 17th. Her parents say one day she was healthy and the next, she was paralyzed and losing her vision.

“It’s horrible. It kills us,” said Johnny Alexander, the girl’s stepfather.

The 4th grader who loves to run, jump and play in the sand got a flu shot at her school on Bolivar Peninsula October 15th. Then her health went downhill.

“Eight hours later she was profusely vomiting and again Friday morning. Saturday, she was paralyzed from the waist down, blind and seemed like she had a seizure,” Brenda Faulk, Brianna’s mother told Eyewitness News.

Brianna is currently at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Medical Center. Her parents say doctors don’t yet know what happened or why but the parents are convinced it has something to do with the flu shot.

“We know in our hearts this was the flu vaccine that made her ill,” Alexander said.

“She was perfectly healthy. No symptoms, no sickness,” added Faulk.

Read at TheSleuthJournal and ABC13 for more.

Brianna’s family has also developed a GoFundMe page for donations, and if you’re in the position to do so, you can find the page here.

Source: TheSleuthJournal, ABC13, GoFundMe

Please spread the word and share this article. Stay safe, and God bless!

P.S. I advise that everyone be careful when it comes to flu shots and vaccines. If it isn’t mandatory for you to receive either a flu shot, or vaccines, then please please please do not receive them.  TheSleuthJournal has provided many ways to avoid catching the flu through the exercise of good personal hygiene which you can check out below:

  1. Wash your hands frequently when you are out.
  2. In public restrooms, use a paper towel to open bathroom doors and turn on taps.
  3. Although I’m normally not a big fan of hand sanitizer, I always carry it with me in my purse during flu season. I use it generously when I’m out, before and after touching things that everyone else has been touching, like the handle of the shopping cart, door knobs, and debit machines.
  4. Use sanitizing wipes or at least baby wipes) to wash your hands and wipe the steering wheel when you get back into your vehicle.
  5. Avoid touching your face – this welcomes germs that are on your hands into your body.
  6. During the height of flu season, consider taking a quick shower and changing clothes when you return home, particularly if you have been in a germ-ridden place like a doctor’s office or pharmacy. Or Wal-Mart – every time I go there, I see loads of sick people sneezing and coughing into their hands, then touching items on the shelves.
  7. Make sure the kids change clothes and  thoroughly wash their hands when they return home from school.
  8. I shouldn’t really have to say this, but….remember to wash your hands after using the bathroom and before preparing or eating food.

I pray that Brianna may get better, healthy, and upbeat once again in the name of Jesus Christ. May God bless her, her family, and us all. Amen.

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