Brandon Pollet – 33 Year Old Husband and Father Dies After Developing Auto Immune Disease HLH After Pfizer Vaccine

This is Brandon’s story.

Brandon was a healthy 33 year old husband and father of a 1 year old girl, who got sick 48 hours after he took his second Pfizer COVID vaccine at the end of August 2021. 

He had high fevers, terrible headaches, and his blood counts were not what they should be. Despite seeking medical advice, he did not improve and only got worse.

His first hospital stay was from October 21- November 2. After coming home from the hospital Brandon was still very sick at home. He couldn’t bring his fevers down and he was very weak and now he is currently back in a hospital in New Orleans in ICU and has been there since December 12.

He is being treated for Stills Disease and Adult onset HLH disease. Doctors have been running multiple test and doing scans, he has started chemo and had steroid treatments, receives blood products daily, insulin and the list went on. The bills are stacking up quick. There are medications the doctors want to try, but we are still waiting on approval for them. His wife Jessica is now out of work on FMLA leave in order to be there for Brandon.

Please consider donating to this sweet family. They can use all the help and prayers they can get.

These were the words from a GoFundMe started for the Family on January 8, 2022 after Brandon’s conditions escalated for the past 4 months.

Brandon passed away on January 28, 2022.

You can read his obituary HERE and his GoFundMe is HERE.  

Brandon Pollet, a loving husband, father, and son, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2022 at the age of 33 after a long, courageous battle due to complications from the Covid-19 vaccine. He was a native of LaPlace and a current resident of Ponchatoula.

He is survived by his loving wife Jessica Granier Pollet, their beautiful daughter, Madison, his parents, Randy and Yvonne Pollet, siblings, Jennifer Mack (Cory) and Danielle Faherty (Jason), and his nieces and nephews, Emily, Andrew, Miley, and Beau. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Jean Pollet and Wesley and Vivian St. Pierre.

Brandon was a dedicated Shell employee for 7 years where he worked as an Instrument Mechanic. He also owned Louisiana Groundskeeping for over 10 years where he provided lawn care and landscaping throughout the River Parishes. For years, Brandon had a dream of building a greenhouse to grow and sell wasabi. He traveled to St. Croix to take classes at the University of the Virgin Islands to further his knowledge of aquaponic farming and he dedicated a large portion of his time to pursuing this dream through research, designing, and building. When he put his heart into something, there were no limits to what he would accomplish.

Some of his other interests included building, cooking, grilling/smoking meats, traveling, beekeeping, pranks, gag gifts, rescuing animals in need, craft beer, and squirrel hunting (even if he wasn’t very good). He was an adventurous person who always wanted to experience new places, loved trying new foods, and was always up for a hot wing challenge. Among many things, he will be remembered for his ability to make friends with anyone, his sense of humor, his passion, and his kind, loving heart. Even though Brandon was taken too soon, he lived an extraordinary life surrounded by people who adored him.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Brandon’s life on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA. Visitation will be held from 4PM – 7PM with a remembrance service to begin at 6:30PM. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 13396 River Rd, Destrehan, LA. Visitation will be held from 10AM – 11AM with a funeral Mass to begin at 11AM. Interment will follow at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery.

In the words of his widow: “If other people would have spoken up, maybe your outcome would have been different. But, now we will use your story to help many others and hopefully change their outcome.”

An article was recently written about Brandon’s story.  I’ve copied and pasted it below, scroll down for the original source.

Man dies after developing autoimmune disease from vaccine

Brandon Pollet, 33, was born and raised in LaPlace and lived in St. Charles Parish for 10 years before moving to Ponchatoula.

“Brandon had no prior medical history,” Brandon’s wife Jessica Pollet said. “After his second Pfizer vaccine, Brandon developed a headache right away then fever 48 hours after.”

His first hospitalization was Oct.  21 – Nov. 7.

“He was worked up for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, but it was ruled out and he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Still’s Disease,” Jessica said. “After discharge, Brandon went home for about a month and was then re-hospitalized Dec. 14.”

Jessica said it was later in December when Brandon was officially diagnosed with HLH. The couple has a 1-year-old daughter.

“He received the HLH protocol treatment, which included chemotherapy,” she said last week. “Unfortunately, none of the usual treatments have worked. The doctors have agreed that the COVID vaccine caused an immune response that led to the development of the autoimmune disease and HLH.”

Jessica said that the employees of Shell Oil – where Brandon worked as an instrument mechanic – have been incredibly supportive and encouraging to the entire family, as has the entire St. Charles Parish community.

“The community has organized blood drives and a GoFundMe account to support Brandon and to help us pay medical bills,” Jessica, who took leave from work to care for Brandon, said. “We ask for your thoughts and prayers.”


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