Woman Whose Life Was Forever Altered By A Vaccine As A Teen Slams Anti-Vaxxers

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A woman called Tiffany Yonts received tetanus and diphtheria vaccine as part of a routine check-up when she was 14-years-old.

However, she developed an untreatable autoimmune disease called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which is listed as a one-in-a-million side effect.

GBS is a rare disorder that makes the body attack itself, resulting in an immune system response that causes damage to peripheral nerves. This impacts a whole host of other systems in the body and can disrupt movement, cause muscle weakness, paralysis and make it hard to breathe.

Tiffany, who was a competitive swimmer and had to give up the sport after the painful diagnosis a year after she got the vaccine, experienced most of these symptoms.

She’s still firmly pro-vaccines.

Read her story below:

As her thread is once more shared across the internet, one person wrote:

Not all heroes wear capes, thank you for sharing your story!