By Guy Page
UPDATE: Last month, Vermont Daily Chronicle published the tragic story of a missionary from Nigeria in Minnesota who suffered the amputation of her legs and was facing amputation of her hands as well.
The hospital’s medical director flagged her case as a possible reaction to Covid-19 vaccination, which was required for her employment at a health clinic. A panel of CDC doctors reviewed the case but offered to decisive opinion.
Developments since the story was published:
- Nache’s hands were amputated.
- A skin graft was scheduled for August 4.
- The Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist organization gofundme page has raised $192,000 for the family.
- About two weeks after the story was published on several national and international news websites, the mainstream media has continued to ignore the story.
As originally published in late July, the story appears below:
A Minneapolis black woman has suffered a double below-the-knee amputation, and now faces the certain amputation of her hands as well. She and her husband, both missionaries from Nigeria, suspect her bloodclots and cardiomyopathy were precipitated by a Covid-19 shot – required by the clinic employing her as a medical assistant.
Vermont news media are quick to cover national stories about vaccine skeptics dead or dying of Covid. Just yesterday News5 carried a photo of a young Oklahoma City man on a ventilator, with her wife pleading with readers to set aside the skepticism and get the shot. “When the shots came out, my husband, and even myself, were like dead-set, like, no, we don’t need the shot,” she said.
However, the plight of Jummai Nache has not appeared in any U.S. or international media, except the U.K.’s Daily Mail and a string of “conservative” online news sites, such as the Western Journal. A news search on the websites of major Minnesota media – the Star Tribune, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Minnesota Public Radio – yielded plenty of coverage on the governor agreeing with Pres. Biden to incentivize vaccine shots.
Not a word about Jummai Nache, though. As far as those media outlets are concerned, she doesn’t exist.
Instead, the source of this information is a gofundme page sponsored by the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention. The woman, Jummai Nache, is a native of Nigeria brought to Minneapolis with her husband, Philip, to minister to the large African population in the Twin Cities.
On the gofundme page, her husband says she was instructed to take the Covid-19 vaccine by one of the clinics where she worked as a medical assistant. Two days after receiving her second Pfizer shot on Feb. 1, she began experiencing chest pains. Three days later she went to the local Urgent Care.
“She took a covid-19 test and the next day was confirmed positive,” Philip said. “Jummai and I were shocked when we received the result that she was covid-19 positive because she had not manifested any symptom before taking the shot. But we later accepted that perhaps, the virus and the vaccine together contributed to the adverse reaction on her body based on the report of the Infectious Disease physician that Jummai was asymptomatic.”
A nightmarish medical experience followed: Arterial blood clot, Respiratory distress—ventilator, Cardiomyopathy, Anemia, Damage to fingers of both hands and toes of both feet, ischemia, and MIS-Multiple Inflammatory Syndrome.
At the request of the hospital’s infectious disease doctor, the CDC studied her case in depth and then sent the couple a letter saying “they cannot conclude whether the covid-19 vaccine contributed for now.”
“I have also appreciated God’s grace of healing her from the life-threatening impact of the vaccine/Covid-19 destruction, but it has required high risk surgeries for amputation of both legs (below the knees),” Philip said. “When those are healed, she is yet to undergo amputations at both hands.”
“My experience on this journey has been so difficult but I can’t imagine the excruciating pain mentally, physically and emotionally that my wife is going through,” her husband continued. “I can only equate her experience and challenge with Job’s experience and trial in the sense that the challenges have come in degrees, one after another.”
You can read more about it at the fundraising page published by Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention’s page, “Fundraiser for Jummai Nache’s Medical Expenses.”