Hello everyone, my name is Adriana Aponte, I am 33 years old and a single mother of a 14 year old son named Adrian and 4 Fur babies named Blue, Kevin, Osiris and Isis. I am a NYC correction officer working at Rikers island since 2012. I recently had a terrible incident that left me fighting for my life after receiving my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine that was given to me at work on my lunch break. Even though the vaccine was not “Mandatory” the job still plastered posters everywhere telling us to get the vaccine and even were telling us at Roll calls to get the vaccine ASAP…so I did and After taking the vaccine I fell into distress and into cardiac arrest less than 24 hours after the first Dose…i lost all feeling on my left side and lost my vision in my left eye…I had to undergo major test and procedures and had to be intubated and brought back to life twice while in the hospital. I spent some time in a coma then some more time in ICU neurology department. I have since been released and recovering at home getting physical therapy and occupational therapy 6 days a week and have countless appointments weekly with specialist. I had to learn how to walk again, talk again, write again and just learn everything all over again because I literally lost all mechanical skills and functions, I also lost my memory for a while but have been regaining those memories daily. I’m thankful to say that I am recovering more and more with each day that passes…I am here asking for some help in which I never do and I won’t lie it’s taking everything in me to put my pride to the side and ask. My medical insurance is not paying for any of my appointments, services, therapies, surgeries I’ve undergone or any procedures I have been through and I’m left with hefty medical copayment’s and outstanding balances. As of right now my medical bills are over $200,000 and rising. I am currently still receiving treatments till this day. I will be in physical therapy and occupational therapy for a while and I have more surgeries pending for I can make a full recovery. I am asking for any help that can be rendered. Even a share of this would be wonderful. I thank all those who can and are able to help me and my family at this time. It’s greatly appreciated. This is my last resort for help. I have gone to my union and my Job, but unfortuntly I have had no luck with them helping me at all with anything.
Thank you all for even taking the time out of your busy day to even read my story.
God bless you all.