But the plight of others who have suffered vaccine injuries weighs heavily on the realtor and former pilot from B.C.’s Okanagan Valley.
“The longer this goes on the more angry, and completely disheartened I get by the lack of recognition from government officials and doctors that these things are actually happening,” he wrote in a May 31 Facebook post.
“It’s not a coincidence. … There’s one common denominator.”
“First and foremost, we would like to offer you our deepest sympathies for your ongoing health struggles. We wish you the strength and support to sustain you during this difficult time,” the letter said. “Following an assessment of your case, there is a probable causal association between the injury(ies) sustained and the vaccination.”
“We were very sceptical as to where this process would go early on, as the service we were getting was appalling. That being said, I have to give credit where credit is due, and our current case manager and project lead has been excellent,” he wrote.
Wightman flew to Vancouver to see a neurologist on May 31. He has been very public with his recovery journey, but has received more media coverage since his payout. He says he hears new vaccine injury stories every time his own experience gets covered.
“Every time one of these goes live I receive phone calls, text messages and DMS from people across the country sharing their vaccine injury stories with me,” he wrote. “How come doctors aren’t putting their hands up and waving the flag? It’s OK to be wrong, but it’s not OK to do nothing about it when these things are occurring.”
“It’s not normal to be having healthy young people like myself and others in the Okanagan showing up in the emergency room (in a 6-week period) with rare neurological conditions,” he wrote, urging people to do due diligence around COVID vaccines.
“Just like everything in life, make informed decisions and ask questions. The information is out there you just have to dig a little bit unfortunately. Keep on fighting people, and find your wings.”
The plant was shut down and the FDA said what had been produced would not be distributed in the United States.