Desmond Milligan

Mbombela, Mpumalanga

“My life has changed irrevocably. I can not walk, I can not drive, I can not work, I can no longer go hiking or cycling with my wife. My whole life has changed.”
So says Desmond Milligan (39). He says he became paralyzed after receiving his first Pfizer vaccination and is now following legal proceedings to sue the parties involved.
Milligan is married and has two children of eight and twelve years old.
Milligan, who says that he did not have any underlying health issues, just woke up one day after receiving the vaccine and realized he couldn’t walk.
Milligan received his first dose of the vaccine on 20 July 2021 and on 23 July 2021 he developed very bad migraines and had to call in sick for the day.
“The next day I felt so bad that I had to be taken to the hospital via ambulance.” His condition was attributed to epileptic seizures and he was discharged from the hospital after five days.

“I was already experiencing „pins and needles‟ in my legs and the hospital said it was because I have been „lying down for too long‟.” He was then diagnosed with “transverse myelitis” and “paralysis after Covid-19 vaccination”. He says his body started attacking itself after the vaccination.

Milligan says he felt he was a “good citizen” and “did his part” when he decided to go for the vaccination after his job made it mandatory for employees. “At work we worked with the public on a daily basis and because my son suffers from asthma and my wife has kidney and liver problems, I decided to take the vaccine to prevent me from transmitting the virus to them, should I get it.”
Milligan has never had Covid-19.
The chance that he will be able to recover and walk again is now 40%, Milligan says.
Apart from the fact that he was paralyzed from under his navel, his heart and lungs were also damaged and he is now on oxygen and a large amount of pills in the evenings.