Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey reach out to Desiree Jennings
Celebrity-backed autism organization Generation Rescue offers help to flu vaccine victim
The whole world has followed the tragic story of 25-year-old cheerleader, Desiree Jennings, who became famous after a seasonal flu shot in late August left her with a rare neurological disorder called dystonia which causes body jerks, convulsions, and abnormal or repetitive movements, among other symptoms. She now has problems walking, talking, and eating and her health condition has progressively worsened.
Ten days after she received the shot she came down with flu-like symptoms (nausea, vomiting, body aches, fever). Then for a week she became lethargic and later began blacking out.
“I was hoping for Lyme, praying for lupus, even Graves’ disease,” she said. “Unfortunately they were all ruled out.”
After seeing a slew of physicians, doctors at Johns Hopkins finally diagnosed her, giving her a dismal prognosis; dystonia is know to be a permanent, lifelong affliction.
Enter Generation Rescue. Actress and autism activist Jenny McCarthy cried after seeing video footage of the vaccine victim said Stan Kurtz, president of the organization. They knew they had to get involved: “We happen to be very good at handling vaccine injury – we’ve got a lot of doctors that have experience in doing that. So our doctors and our resources are completely available to her. We’re going to do everything we can to give her a lot of options to help take care, to help recover her from this condition as best we can.”
All we can say is “Go, go, go!!” We are sending our deepest and most heartfelt wishes that Generation Rescue can help recover this beautiful and courageous young woman who has a lifetime ahead of her. Learn more in the video below: