CAT PARKER'S STORY
Normally you would find me with a camera in both hands madly dashing in front of a concert stage. My love for all things photography and music surprisingly came together as I began photographing international musicians several years ago after meeting my boyfriend at Rocktember Music Festival who also works in the music industry.
As the owner of Cat Parker Photography, I could not be any more thrilled at where my career was going. Photographing my favorite musicians such as George Lynch, Dokken, Great White, Slaughter, Rick Springfield, Billy Idol, and many more, I felt on top of the world.
I also managed a corporate construction company as an Office and Restoration Project Manager, traveled, and as a single mom, took care of two young adult children. During the pandemic, I was mandated to get the covid vaccine. I did my due diligence and researched whatever information I could find and asked my GP if it was safe to take. I doctor stated that it was safe and effective. I assumed I had nothing to worry about and was not against the vaccine and believed I was doing the right thing like so many others.
I received the Johnson and Johnson shot on 04/04/2021. Within a month I began experiencing chronic insomnia and fatigue. I went to see several doctors that dismissed the fatigue and insomnia as menopause and overworking. They even gave me two iron infusions to combat the fatigue, but nothing helped.
On 11/09/2021 again I was mandated to get the booster. This time within 2 weeks, the side effects began with my hair falling out. After that, it seemed that there was no stopping this shot from attacking my neurological system and body.
During this time, I began to get sicker and was terminated from my job because of my condition. By this time, I had lost everything. I had lost my job, my health, and my financial security. Since taking the Pfizer booster I have been diagnosed with narcolepsy, sleep apnea, adrenal insufficiency, pseudo parkinsonism, dysautonomia, Epstein Barr Virus, Pathologic hypersomnia, Idiopathic CNS Hypersomnia, Chronic Vasomotor Rhinitis, Vertigo, and Chronic Tinnitus. I have chronic bleeding and blood clots, imbalance, memory loss, brain fog, kidney issues, swelling, rashes and chronic pain.
Even going through all of this, I found the courage to come forward and founded a Facebook vaccine injured support group as well as an uncensored support group on TrialSite News to help those in need just like I. I could not simply sit by and watch others suffer and be ignored, the way I was. The gaslighting, cruelty, and being invisible to the rest of the world. I will not idly stand by and will fight for all of us. I want to make an impact on the lives that have been affected by the covid 19 shots. I want to make a change and a change is needed so we never have to go through this travesty again.