A 33-year-old father with no underlying health conditions died on Friday after developing an autoimmune disease following his second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 jab.
Brandon Pollet suffered a severe reaction 48 hours after the shot, and the immune response led to the development of an autoimmune disease.
Pollet was born and raised in LaPlace and lived in St. Charles Parish for 10 years before moving to Ponchatoula.
Brandon Pollet, Louisiana, developed Stills Disease after getting his Pfizer jab. He has since passed away leaving behind his wife Jessica and their small child. Stills disease can cause Macrophage Activation Syndrome, pericarditis, myocarditis, and other types of inflammation. pic.twitter.com/WlO0i9DOMC
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Herald Guide reported:
“Brandon had no prior medical history,” Brandon’s wife Jessica Pollet said. “After his second Pfizer vaccine, Brandon developed a headache right away then fever 48 hours after.”
His first hospitalization was Oct. 21 – Nov. 7.
“He was worked up for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, but it was ruled out and he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Still’s Disease,” Jessica said. “After discharge, Brandon went home for about a month and was then re-hospitalized Dec. 14.”
Jessica said it was later in December when Brandon was officially diagnosed with HLH. The couple has a 1-year-old daughter.
“He received the HLH protocol treatment, which included chemotherapy,” she said last week. “Unfortunately, none of the usual treatments have worked. The doctors have agreed that the COVID vaccine caused an immune response that led to the development of the autoimmune disease and HLH.”
Jessica said the employees of Shell Oil, where Brandon worked as an instrument mechanic, have provided the family incredible support and encouragement.
The GoFundMe for Brandon Pollet, which has raised over $35,000 for the family, can be found here.
Brandon wished to spread his story for awareness. The fundraising campaign states:
Edited to add to help with Funeral Cost. May Brandon rest in peace.Please raise awareness as Brandon wished for. https://www.facebook.com/525996605/posts/10158319174776606/?d=nHi my name is Beth Collura. I’m raising money for Brandon Pollet, his wife and one year old daughter. Brandon was a healthy 33 year old who got sick 48 hours after he took his second covid vaccine at the end of August. He had high fevers, terrible headaches, and his blood counts were not what they should be. Despite seeking medical advice, he did not improve and only got worse. His first hospital stay was from October 21- November 2. After coming home from the hospital Brandon was still very sick at home. He couldn’t bring his fevers down and he was very weak and now he is currently back in a hospital in New Orleans in ICU and has been there since December 12. He is being treated for Stills Disease and Adult onset HLH disease. Doctors have been running multiple test and doing scans, he has started chemo and had steroid treatments, receives blood products daily, insulin and the list goes on.. The bills are stacking up quick. There are medications the doctors want to try, but we are still waiting on approval for them. His wife Jessica is now out of work on FMLA leave in order to be there for Brandon.Please consider donating to this sweet family. They can use all the help and prayers they can get.
Jessica Pollet shared on her Facebook account that Brandon fought till his last breath. “I’m sorry, I tried to beat it,” Brandon said as he was dying.
On Saturday, Jessica wrote a heartbreaking post on her Facebook account, “Brandon, The memory of you will never die. We will never stop thinking about, talking about, or dreaming About you. I love you with everything in me.”
The tragic story of Brandon Pollet follows the disturbing findings of autoimmune attack in other COVID-19 jab recipients by Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi.