An Ohio woman was denied a lifesaving liver transplant as a consequence of her not being vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus.

“I don’t think they do care,” Michelle Vitullo told WJW, after the Cleveland Clinic indefinitely cancelled her liver transplant surgery. “I feel bad because my grandkids, they say, ‘Grandma, we’re praying for you to get better.’ It breaks my heart because now I have to tell them I may not get better.”

Michelle has been battling stage 4 liver disease for years and had been receiving care from medical doctors on the Cleveland Clinic, the outlet reported. She and her husband of 47 years, Jim Vitullo, say they made sweeping modifications to their lives to ensure that Michelle to obtain the care.  

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“They had us sign an agreement that we would live within one hour of the Cleveland Clinic, I had to quit my job because of all the visits, ended up sleeping literally hundreds of days in my car in the carport there because of the expense,”  Jim recounted.

After intensive testing, they discovered that their daughter, Angela Green, was a match to Michelle, which elated the household. 

Michelle’s well being was stabilized and a surgery date for the top of September was set. But that each one quickly modified.  

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“We were told to get ready,” Green informed WJW. “Then we get the news we were taken off the list and we can’t do it without the vaccine and it was heartbreaking.”

The complete household is in opposition to getting the vaccine, citing spiritual causes and former well being issues. 

“We’ve heard of adverse reactions like blood clotting and heart problems,” added Angela,  “Those are not supposed to happen from a vaccine and we don’t feel comfortable taking on that many risks.”

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“To us, it’s a big mistake. It’s against our beliefs,” Jim added.

Two of the Cleveland space’s largest hospital methods, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, require sufferers be vaccinated in opposition to the virus forward of an organ transplant, WJW previously reported

Michelle and her household are actually trying to find one other hospital to carry out the surgery. 

The same story lately unfolded in Colorado, the place a woman with stage 5 renal failure was denied a kidney transplant as a consequence of her and her donor being unvaccinated.