Michael Bailey (d)GBS?ALS Diagnosis

24385992_15083799440_r.jpegHusband, Father, Man of Great Faith, Singer, Patient Mover Mike Bailey, or Big Mike, as he was affectionately called, lived his life full of joy and love in the service of God and his fellow man.  A gentle giant, Mike’s strength enabled him to move 400 pound patients from gurney to hospital bed with ease.  Mike was informed that he would have to take a flu vaccine, or be fired from his position. Taking the time to write a letter to his supervisors, Mike explained how he had never taken a vaccine before, and how he had never been sick a day in his life.  He explained that because he had never been ill, he was concerned that he might have an unusually strong immune system, and was worried that he might be injured by the flu vaccine.  After watching two co-workers lose their jobs, and concerned that he would lose his pension, and his ability to care for his beloved wife, Mike relented and accepted that vaccine.  Immediately thereafter, and without prior warning, Mike began to lose gross motor coordination.  Slowly, a paralysis crept from his legs up, and then from his hands in, robbing him of his ability to walk, bathe, and feed himself.  Eventually, Mike became a parapalegic with a diagnosis of vaccine-induced Guillan Barre Syndrome.   When he filed a petition through his lawyer in vaccine court, the HHS obtained an arm-chair re-diagnosis of ALS – Lou Gehrig’s disease.  The HHS doctor never visited Michael, but surmised that there must have been a pre-existing condition no one knew about.

Michael Bailey died due to sepsis from the tube he had to be fed from.  His defense team mounted a biomedical defense, seeking genetic testing and planning to test for antibodies that would prove Guillan-Barre and rule out ALS.   Michael’s feeding tube needed replacement, and upon replacement, the procedure led to sepsis, and, ultimately, death. 

The family fights on for justice.  This fundraiser will help Mike’s family get real answers, and, hopefully, justice.  We are asking donors to commit to three donations in October: one from themselves, and two from two other people.  All funds go directly to the Bailey family.

 Campaign organizer: James (Jack) Lyons-Weiler
 Location: Pittsburgh, PA
 Recipient: The Bailey Family
 Relationship to the Recipient: Expert witness
 How the funds will spent: To pay for clinical data ordered by Mr. Bailey's doctor
 Use of funds: Determine Mr. Bailey's diagnosis  (ALS?  GBS?)  = JUSTICE
Who will extract the funds: Mr. Bailey's son, Michael Bailey, Jr. (Not the campaign organizer)
  • Jackie Belmore 
    • $25 
    • 46 mos
  • James Blumenstiel 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 46 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 46 mos
  • Cheryl L 
    • $15 
    • 46 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

James Lyons-Weiler 
Organizer
Allison Park, PA
Mike Bailey 
Beneficiary
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