After Initially Accepting 30 Second TV Ad Featuring 13 Yr.-Old, Maddie de Garay, Comcast Attorneys Pull it at Last Minute
WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 25. 2021 – A new television ad that spotlights Pfizer vaccine-related injuries suffered by thirteen-year-old Maddie de Garay was pulled Friday late afternoon by Comcast attorneys after initially accepting the ad on Thursday.
The ad, a direct appeal to President Biden, was slated to begin airing on Comcast Saturday night during Saturday Night Live, then multiple times around NBC’s Meet the Press, continuing through the FDA’s VRBPAC Meeting on Pfizer Data on its COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11.
“This should not be a political issue. This is a human rights issue. What if Maddie was your daughter,” said Stephanie de Garay, Maddie’s mom.
“I’ve waited over 8 months for Pfizer or the FDA to acknowledge what happened to my daughter and they haven’t. They tried to ignore her injuries. I had hoped that with this ad, she would finally have the chance to be in the room with them, to be seen by them, and for her voice to be heard. Instead, they silenced her.”
Stephanie, who has always been pro-vaccination and pro-science, said. “Maddie wanted to help others, to help the world get back to normal,” said Stephanie. “Now has lost the ability to walk and relies on an NG tube for all of her nutrition.”
“She received her second vaccine dose on January 20 and came into our room in the middle of the night, she said she didn’t feel right and asked if she could sleep with us the rest of the night. She has been waiting over eight months to be acknowledged by Pfizer, the FDA, and CDC and has not even received an email, a phone call, or a text. Nothing.
The ad is just one in a series organized by the non-profit organization, the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation.
Timeline of Ad Rejection
- On Thursday afternoon the ad had been approved by all involved and was set for air.
- Mid-day Friday, Comcast officials notified the ad buyer that another attorney said it needed further review.
- The ad was scheduled to begin circulation Saturday during Saturday Night Live, so there was not much time to resolve differences.
- Friday afternoon, Comcast notified the buyer that the ad was rejected stating it needed substantiation and all graphic images are taken out (although they did not state which images).
Documents submitted for substantiation with permission from Maddie’s mom included her entire medical records. Specifically:
According to the FDA and CDC, the government’s only way to record injuries and deaths attributed to vaccines is the website called the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System or, VAERS by self-reporting or by a healthcare professional reporting.
According to VAERS, there have been:
- 13,627 Post-COVID Vaccine Reported Deaths / 22,501 Total VAERS Reported Deaths,
- 55,821 Post-COVID Vaccine Reported Hospitalizations/133,592 Total VAERS Reported Hospitalizations,
- 623,341 COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports
Maddie de Garay volunteered for the Pfizer trial for 12–15-year-olds and received her first dose on 12/30/20 and her second dose on 1/20/21. After the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer vaccine to 12–15-year-olds in May,, she was unblinded and confirmed that she got the vaccine.
Maddie’s symptoms occurred almost immediately after the second dose in the Pfizer trial. For example, according to medical records and her mother’s documentation, within 12 hours Maddie experienced:
- Fever 101-102
- Electric shocks up and down her spine and neck
- Fingers/hands turned white, were swollen, and were ice cold when you touched them
- Tachycardia (she said her heart felt like it was being ripped out through her neck)
- Severe abdominal pain
- All over body muscle/nerve pain and spasms – you couldn’t touch her anywhere and she said it even hurt to lay down
- She walked hunched over and with her toes up
- Severe headache
- Blood in her urine
- CRP was 2.90
- Metallic taste in her mouth (kept telling her it was from the IV)
She continued to decline over the following 3 months and developed these symptoms:
- Unable to walk
- Severe fatigue
- Lost feeling below her waist
- Dizziness so bad she couldn’t and still cannot stand up
- Severe vision loss
- Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
- Convulsions/Passed out
- Nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and eventually unable to swallow any liquids or solids (Ng tube placed in April which she still has)
- Urinary retention requiring a catheter that is still a problem today
- Brain fog, mixing up words, memory loss
- Muscle weakness throughout her body to the point she could not even bathe herself
- Loss of neck control and muscle spasms
- Rash all over her arm
- White tongue
- Throat pain
- Bone pain in arm where she got the injection
- Memory loss and mixing up words
- Feet peeling
- Skin peeling on head
- Mottled skin on legs
- Reflux, feeds even come up through her Ng tube
- Weight gain (only getting feeds so caloric intake is consistent and has even been reduced per doctors orders)
- Heavy, irregular periods with clumps of blood
- Inability to sweat or control her body temperature
- Swollen lymph nodes in both armpits (still a problem today)
- Water retention, swollen hands and feet
When her parents asked the Principal Investigator, Robert Frenck, if her symptoms were reported to VAERS, he told them that her symptoms were reported to the sponsor (Pfizer) who reports them to the FDA and not through VAERS. He refused to tell them which of her symptoms were reported. The only symptoms on the EUA were functional abdominal pain still investigating and paresthesia (pins and needles).
Stephanie and Maddie are scheduled to attend the press conference and peaceful rally on November 2, 2021 in Washington, DC which is being organized by REAL NOT RARE. Information can be found using the link below.
Contact: Trevor FitzGibbon [email protected]