I first learned of Nick Gauthier's story in September 2019. Nick, a PhD level Audiologist, former fire fighter and father of three, had recently moved his family from Michigan to Texas to take a position at Fort Hood. On August 19th, within hours of receiving a Tdap vaccine required for employment, Nick's vaccine injury story began and life, as Nick and his wife Andrea knew it, changed dramatically.
I documented Nick and Andrea's FB updates on the VCPC website so that their story could be shared beyond Facebook. On January 30th, Nick's story was included in Episode #148 of The HighWire. Watch Nick's "Ex-Vax Files" segment below as well as the full interview with Nick and a segment with Andrea in the second video. Since the segment aired, there have been setbacks and last night, February 8, 2020, Nick was hospitalized in respiratory distress. Please keep Nick, Andrea and their family in your thoughts and prayers and check here for updates on Nick's condition.
“If there’s one thing for people to know from this is that it’s not just kids that get hurt. It can be literally anyone. I was the healthiest of my friends, of my family; and there’s no indicators that it’s going to be you.”
Click here for updates on Nick's story.
Despite the fact that Nick has been unable to work and may lose his position at Fort Hood, as you'll hear in the video, Nick has not yet been able to collect Workman's Compensation. If you are able to help financially, click here to donate to "Nick's Medical Fundraiser."
“I took this job down here to give my family a better life. I regret it at this point because it’s changed everything for me. I lost everything I love. There’s a chance I lost my career. I would give anything to go back to that day and just not get that shot."
Nick's story begins at 1:06:34, of HighWire Episode #148.
Nick talks with host Del Bigtree at 1:12:50.
What Nick would like others to know . . .
“Doctors don’t know about vaccines. They know the theory but they don’t know the side effects. They don’t know the ingredients. Heck, a lot of them don’t even know what VAERS is, which is terrifying. So educate yourself because they’re not educating themselves; so that you can make a choice of what goes into your body; what goes into your family’s body; because there are real repercussions if you do have a reaction and no one will ever know who’s going to have a reaction to the vaccine.”