This is Jummai’s story:
My name is Philip Nache and my wife is Jummai. We are church planters with the North American Mission Board, sent to serve under MWBC in the Twin cities, Minnesota among the African community and also reaching out and training churches to know how to develop relationship with their Muslim neighbors. We had been missionaries in the northern part of Nigeria, an area dominated by Muslims for 20 years before we came to America to further our theological studies. God used us to bring many souls to the kingdom in Nigeria and many of those are now Missionaries and Pastors. Our ministry continues with adding converts here in the United States. For more information about our ministry, click the links at the end of their story.
This is the story about my wife Jummai. She is a medical assistant who worked in one of the clinics in Minneapolis MN, where she was instructed to take the COVID-19 vaccine. After receiving her second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on February 1, 2021 she started to experience chest pain at work. Three days after the chest pains I took her to Urgent Care on February 6, 2021. After the checkup, EKG and other tests, the doctor said there was nothing wrong with her chest and every test showed she was okay. She took a COVID-19 test and the next day was confirmed positive. Jummai and I were shocked when we received the result that she was COVID-19 positive because she had not manifested any symptom before taking the shot. But we later accepted that perhaps, the virus and the vaccine together contributed to the adverse reaction on her body based on the report of the Infectious Disease physician that Jummai was asymptomatic. So Jummai followed the CDC guidelines but then a few days later she ended up at Fairview ER and then was transferred to U of M medical center. The next day, 2/14/21 the doctor called and told me that her heart was deteriorating, her oxygen levels and blood pressure were low and she needed to be put on a ventilator. I gave approval for them to proceed with the ventilator as needed.
The Infectious Disease Dr considered the test results, Jummai’s condition, the timeline of the administered vaccine and the onset of COVID, realizing the vaccine might have caused the adverse reaction. But the Dr always concludes that this is just a theory which cannot be verified because they do not have testing equipment to clearly state that the vaccine has caused Jummai’s devastation.
Whatever the cause may be, my wife is suffering unbearable excruciating pain and permanent catastrophic damage. The consequences of the adverse event are as follows: 1. Arterial blood clot; 2. Respiratory distress—ventilator; 3. Cardiomyopathy; 4. Anemia; 5. Damage to fingers of both hands and toes of both feet; 6 Ischemia; 7. MIS-Multiple Inflammatory Syndrome.
As a result of the above complications, the Infectious Disease Dr decided to forward the case to CDC. According to the Dr, after going back and forth with the CDC, they decided to meet to deliberate with many experts around the country in which about 70-80 doctors met on a virtual call to discuss Jummai’s case.
About 8 weeks after the meeting the CDC sent us a letter of their conclusions which stated that Jummai was infected with MIS-A and COVID-19, but they cannot conclude whether the Pfizer COVID Vaccine contributed for now. Since Jummai’s blood specimen which was taken at the onset of this nightmare is saved in the lab, we pray for God’s provision of a separate body of experts who could study Jummai’s very unique case to draw other conclusions. As the CDC related, Jummai’s case is very unique. Since my request to be in that meeting was not granted, I submitted the following questions for the CDC experts’ response:
1. When her symptoms started, I was with her, eating and sleeping together, but I tested negative and did not have any symptoms. Why am I not positive?
2. If she got the vaccine before the virus or got them at the same time, did the clashing of the COVID-19 and the vaccine cause such adverse reactions? Why didn’t the CDC or Pfizer let us know? Or why wouldn’t they ask everyone to be tested for COVID-19 first, before taking the vaccine?
3. If the vaccine is meant to defeat the virus, either by destroying it or weakening its effect, why the adverse severe damage? If the vaccine did not work to defeat the virus, what role was the vaccine playing in Jummai’s body?
On one occasion, the doctor called and told me that Jummai could die at any moment, but God preserved my wife’s life in a miraculous way in response to all the prayers of the church. He has continued to do amazing things in her life, to which we testify. Three weeks ago, the cardiologist told us that Jummai’s heart is 100% healed. By God’s grace, this goes against the initial report which was that her heart would never be the same. To God be the glory! I have also appreciated God’s grace of healing her from the life-threatening impact of the vaccine/Covid-19 destruction, but it has required high risk surgeries for amputation of both legs (below the knees). When those are healed, she is yet to undergo amputations at both hands. My experience on this journey has been so difficult but I can’t imagine the excruciating pain mentally, physically and emotionally that my wife is going through. I can only equate her experience and challenge with Job’s experience and trial in the sense that the challenges have come in degrees, one after another. She would have one challenge and we would thank God as overcomers and then the devil would present the next challenge and we would overcome yet again. Time and again, challenge after challenge. I wasn’t asking why the righteous suffer and I also encouraged Jummai to take the same approach, not because we have a strong faith but because of the example of the heroes of faith like Job.
October 21, 2021 UPDATE:
Greetings to you all!
We spent the night in the Emergency Room on October 11, 2021. Jummai had serious health complications (shivering, fever, headache, abdominal pain, weakness, nausea and unconsciousness). At about 10 pm I had to rush her to the hospital. We spent the whole night at the ER and came back home the next day October 12th at 5 am.
They discovered she had an infection and after waiting for a few days, the blood culture came out normal but some of the test results were not okay. The doctor advised her to see her primary care doctor as soon as possible. Jummai hardly complained of a headache, but one of the days she had not only suffered an excruciating headache, but she also stated that something was crawling in her head toward the forehead. We don’t know what is going on, but God knows! Her statement reminded me of what the neurologist said, that they saw a strange object in her head and the expectation was that Jummai would have a brain disorder that would affect her cognition and communication. But to the doctor’s (neurologist and psychiatrist) surprise, Jummai’s memory, reasoning and communication are back to normal. One of the doctors told me that Jummai is one of the luckiest people in the world to go through all these complications and still come back with her mind intact. I told him it was God’s Intervention!
Jummai, being in the medical field, expressed great concern and started to worry when we checked the results. Her concerns were grounded because the results were not encouraging. But the Holy Spirit told me that it was not just a normal worry, but another divisiveness of Satan. I quickly left the work I was doing and ran to sit by Jummai’s bed to encourage her. I told my wife not to worry so much because God is with us. He promised to be with us through the fire, waters and storms of life. (Isaiah 43:2) I said to her like the case of Peter walking by faith on the water as he focused on Jesus in Matthew 14:28-31, but Satan used the storm to take away his trust upon Jesus that led to him sinking. So is Satan using the test results as another storm to attack our faith. I reminded my wife to know that the God who handled the worst diagnosis that declared she would be dead at any second is still in charge of her present situation. Keep the faith and trust in Jesus!
Please continue to keep my wife and our family in your prayers.
September 3, 2021 UPDATE
Jummai has gone through another surgery on August 30th, 2021. You might ask, really? Yes! That is the reality of what my wife is going through and I will not stop demanding an answer to the cause of such devastation in her body and why the wounds continue to evolve.
In spite of going through all these challenges, we believe God has been on our side. Therefore, with hearts full of gratitude to God Almighty for the great and wonderful things He has done in the life of my wife Jummai and the family, I am glad to announce to you that she will be coming back home this Saturday, September 4th, 2021.
In view of the unprecedented prayers, words of encouragement and financial support we have received from people around the world, we will hold a press conference at the hospital/rehab front view to thank God, the church, medical personnel, and everyone around the globe whom God has used to bless us in one way or the other!
You’re invited to come and rejoice with us at the gate of the Rehab/hospital where we will testify to the world the power of our God and also share the story of our journey with COVID-19/Vaccine.
You can follow her journey on GoFundMe HERE.